Trip On The Rocky Unbalanced Road Essay

928 Words Oct 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Sighing deeply I locked my gaze on the sizable red dirt hill before me. A gust of dry heat hit me with a cloud of dust that burned my eyes, I cleared my throat with a small cough. Now my head fully fixated on the ground as I trekked up the hill. To trip on the rocky unbalanced road would not only be dangerous, but also thoroughly embarrassing if seen by my eighteen mission trip team members who followed behind me. This trip to Haiti was my third, I had walked this road many times before, but this year my destination was different. Like previous year, we planned to spend the afternoon at an orphanage. However, this year we were going to a different orphanage from years past. This news was like dropping a massive rock onto my stomach, I felt sick. What about all the kids I wanted to see again, the kids that I look at each day because their pictures fill the walls of my bedroom, am I supposed to pretend that reuniting with them isn’t my heart’s deepest desire?
The walk took ten minutes at the most, but I noticed how I was breathing. Even a ten minute walk exhausted me, the temperature was 98 with a heat index of 105 and it didn’t help that we left at noon. I look at the gate of the orphanage with suspicion, it clearly had a fresh coat of black paint, and colorful flowers grew on a vine about the gate, intertwined with the barbed wire that went around the wall of the property. This place does not look like it belongs in Haiti, at least not that part of Haiti that I am in.…

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