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November 21, 2005 Home!

Buenos Dias...Good morning!

We arrived home late Saturday night from spending a week in Honduras. All of our travel details went smoothly. We were surprised with Wilson being at the airport to meet us along with the Hawks and another boy named Israel.

My husband, Rich and son, Nic enjoyed themselves tremendously. They learned about the farm school from missionary, Travis Hawk, who took them on a long tour narrated with El Sembrador history. It was his grandparents that started the school.

We were a part of the graduation ceremony. In the morning we attended a "signing" ceremony. Rich and I were padrinos (sponsors) and we escorted Wilson to the stage where he signed his certificate. We also signed with him. What an honor! The actual graduation was later that day at 5:00. They wore caps and gowns in navy blue. The graduates were escorted in by their parents and out by their sponsors. Since Wilson had no family there, Travis and Lori Hawk escorted him in. We escorted him out. Of course we took many pictures. Next was a banquet at a nearby, fancy  hotel. It was about 10:30 when we got home. While Travis took the babysitter home, we made a cake for Wilson. Lori translated and we all said words of congratulations to Wilson. Then he spoke, It was a very emotional time for all of us. He thanked us for coming, said he didn't deserve all our support but that he loved us like his family. It was a memorable night that will go down in history for me as one of the most special times in my life.

We continued the week with many laughs, watching movies with the boys, going into town to shop and just hanging out. The time went way to quickly and now its over. We are so indebted to Travis and Lori Hawk for having us come and stay with them. They have done so much for our relationship with Wilson, provided so many opportunities to spend quality time with him. We can't thank them enough.

Now its on to getting orders filled that are coming in for the holidays.

Fondly, Julie


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