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Reality sets in.......We leave on Wednesday :(

USA | Monday, 1 December 2008 | Views [1126] | Comments [7]

 

The enormity of what lies ahead is really starting to hit me. And there are so many layers... We are going half way around the world, leaving Johnny and C-Rod behind. Will they be okay? I think a piece of my heart will be missing the entire time we are gone. Johnny and C-Rod are amazing and so supporting. They have their jobs/extra jobs and are ready. Ana Mintz will be picking C-Rod up from school and bring him home. Jesse will come twice a week to tutor C-Rod and help him with his school work. Johnny will have his hands full with work, Elvis and C-Rod and in top of all that, he will be alone for his B-day and our 21st year anniversary on December 23rd, not to mention Christmas and New Year. (thank you baby, you are truly amazing!) Our friends and neighbors are great and have promised to look out for my boys. Johnny and C-Rod have so many invitations for Holidays dinners and parties. Thank you to all my friends for taking care of my boys!!! JOHNNY.....WOW!! What can I say....you are the best husband in the world. You are the type of man that other women dream about. You are my best friend and my lover, You are the best father in the world. I am the luckiest woman in the world and for that I LOVE YOU!! I want to see the world. I want to experience the world. And most importantly I want my children to see and experience the world. Just not the way that one would think...... Being a tourist in a country is one thing - but living there and being a part of a community is entirely different. I am sure our trip will be amazing, life changing and I hope that will inspire not only Shanell and myself but also all those we reach through our family, friends, school, town and beyond. And yes, I am a little nervous too....especially about getting there. But as we get closer to our departure, for some reason I am actually feeling better and better about it. Who knows? Maybe tomorrow will bring a whole new host of thoughts and feelings! Brenda Liz

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I can imagine is not easy leaving behind your boys in christmas and wedding anniversary . Instead of stay at home for the celebrations you have decide to share with others un caluroso abrazo, dar un great smile (like yours),listen even if you don't understand a word they say, compartir una comida. Pasar los holidays with others that makes you GRANDE. And the most important compartir this experience with Shannell is the best thing you can do for your children.
YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING BRENDA RODRIGUEZ, YOU HAVE A KING HEART. That's why you are my amiga. GOOD BLESS YOU, SHANNELL, JOHNNY AND C-ROD. GOOD LUCK AND BUEN VIAJE. MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU ALL.

  Irma Ramirez Dec 2, 2008 7:41 AM

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Hey Guys!

I'm very excited for your trip. It's true what you say about living somewhere rather than being a tourist. If just a small percentage of people thought the same way we would have a much different world around us right now. Have a great trip, Merry Christmas and may God bless all the people that are associated with this journey.

Siempre,

Johnny

  johnny davila Dec 2, 2008 1:22 PM

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Hola Prima!!!
Espero hayan tenido una linda semana aqui en Orlando. Nosotro la pasamo super bien, pero se fue demaciado de rapido, Y los estranamos un monton. Les deceo una Feliz Navidad Y un Prospero Ano Nuevo!!! A todos.
A ti y Shannell les deseo suerte en todo, mantengance safe y que esta esperiencia que van a vivir sea mucho mas linda de lo que esperan. Los quiero mucho y se les estrana mucho.

Maribel

  Maribel Barroso Dec 3, 2008 1:17 AM

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You are my hero, and one of the bravest mongas I know... I will miss you so much and will be thinking of you and Shanell everyday.. I wish I wrote spanish!!!!!! You always fill everyones heart with so much joy I know you will do the same in Africa. Just smile that big beautiful smile and everyone will fall in love with you just like everyone else who meets you.. Part of my heart will go with you and shanell.
Shanell you are amazing to be so young and full of life and willing to share your heart with others, take care of your Mom and have fun and remember everything! I love you two very much xoxoxoxo

Cari

  coo coooooooooooooooooo Dec 3, 2008 12:54 PM

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Dear Brenda and Shannell: Woohoo, you're doing it! What a fabulous experience you will have and like Cari says, everyone who meets you will fall in love with you! Have a safe trip, amigas, and know that 4 people in Singapore are rooting for you and will be following your journey! !Vayan con Dios! Miss ya tons -- Andrea, Bill, Billy and Rachel...

  Andrea Fulton Dec 4, 2008 8:20 PM

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Hello Primita y Shannell,
How's everything? I hope you guys are enjoying your time and having a fabulous experience. Be safe and we miss you guys.
Love,
Mary Sonia, Jorge, Ashley and Muddy.
xoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  Mary Sonia Dec 16, 2008 3:39 AM

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Hola Prima!!!!
Espero esten pasandola super bien, Happy New Year!!!!. Dale un besote a Shannell espero oir de su aventura pronto.

Love
Maribel, Sascha, Diana

  Maribel Barroso Jan 3, 2009 7:29 AM

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