Today is my birthday — but I’ll write more about that tomorrow. A more urgent and exciting update is that Nash and Bryson flew to Nicaragua this morning for a Father/Son trip! This was Nash’s first international trip and he was beyond excited to break in his passport and get a stamp! It is pretty thrilling to get your first stamp in your passport! I was in High School when I got mine — I’ll never forget that! Nash was ready to combust with excitement this morning but was carrying himself like such a big confident kid! I was proud of him as I dropped them off at the airport. I can not wait to hear how their first day went — and how Nash liked using his travel toothbrush! He is a four 1/2 year-old, after all! It’s the little things!
So why Nicaragua?
It is a desire and hope/dream of ours as parents to raise little people who love the world — and what better way to get them to love the world than show them the world? Some may call us crazy…heck, maybe we are. But I am thrilled that Nash is getting to experience a third world country with his daddy at such a young age so there will never be a time that he doesn’t remember traveling or experiencing new cultures. He sees me and Bryson going places all the time and wants to be a part of what we do, so this is a great first step. I only wish I could have gone with them! (especially since it’s my birthday! sigh.)
There were two simple objectives for this Father/Son trip: That Nash would…
- TOUCH, SMELL and SEE extreme poverty.
- Make a friend with a child his age from Nicaragua.
- Have fun. (Okay, that’ 3 objectives — I added that so it didn’t seem so serious. They will have fun!)