I just sent my 22 year old off to Costa Rica to volunteer for a month! Why? I must say that watching MTVs show Exiled inspired me to want to send my daughter somewhere where she can learn a life lesson about appreciating the things she has and how fortunate she is.
I wouldn't have even sent her had she started working. But she turned down numerous job offers because it wasn't what she was "looking for" and now she has nothing! So off to Costa Rica she went!
She actually left this Sunday. We had a fight after she left through the phone, text messaging and then email when she was there....then things got better, then they got worse and now I'm not sure.
I signed her up for 2 weeks renovation and construction and 2 weeks childcare in an orphanage. I feel she really needs a reality check... read my journal post (since the space here is very limited) for my whole story....
Will you send me as well? I went to Costa Rica for two weeks when I was 17 and I really enjoyed it. I went on a mission trip through our church. We helped with VBS and also helped organized a back to school drive for the community. I think what you did is awesome and when she gets back I am sure she will thank you. You gave her a wonderful opportunity and hopefully it will open her eyes to how well she has it at home.
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