Tonight is our last night in Washington D.C. and tomorrow we will be back in Oshkosh. So much has happened in the last week since our arrival and we have been forever impacted by what we experienced while volunteering. In addition, we have all formed so many new friendships that I hope last a lifetime. Each and every one of us has been touched by the men we have met and the staff at the Father McKenna Center. They generously shared their stories with us and took the time to get to know us as well. Their encouraging words have made us want to continue our volunteer work and hopefully we can use what we learned here to better our own community. Today it was hard saying goodbye to the people we met and many of us had tears in our eyes. I know without a doubt that we have made a difference here and are much wealthier because of our experience. It is my hope that we are able to inspire others to volunteer, continue our own volunteering work in our community and never forget about those in need. Today we have realized that the most important thing is to let people know they are not invisible, that someone cares about them and that a simple “Hello, how are you?” can change someones day.
Until next time,
P.S We would also like to give a big thanks to all the moms and dads that have been faithfully following our blog, also to everyone else who had been reading about our trip, and all the people that sent us letters of encouragement. Your support means a lot.
Here are some pictures from today.