Saturday, November 22, 2008
Being honored by the teachers
Today was an incredible day. We were so busy, but it was amazing. We hosted seminars, presented interactive to small groups of teachers, taught lessons to the students, administered Board exams to the students, held discussion Q & A sessions with the students and presented resources that Mercury Mine students and Amy, a former Shadow Mountain High School teacher, donated. It was so rewarding to see the excitement and appreciation from the teachers. They truly embraced us and were thankful for our ideas and resources. It makes such a difference when you get to "see" the person you have helped. Thank you so much students for your donations. It makes such a big difference. I am so proud to teach you.
I was honored by the teachers and presented a beautiful silk Sari. They dressed me up in the Sari and gave me my own Bindi because, "Something so beautiful should be marked and hurt by nothing," as one woman said, and she blessed me and gave me the Bindi for protection from anything that may hurt my "beauty". I cried. It was such a momentous occasion. I was completely speechless and even now, as I type this to all of you, my eyes are tearing once again. It was an unforgettable day.