I wrote today at 5 Minutes for Mom about meeting my sponsored child, Chino.
What I didn't say is that because we are so Aggie-rich on the trip, we are doing a little proselytizing (In addition to me, Melanie is an Aggie, and Shaun has Aggie blood whether he wants to admit it or not, and Keely is proud of her Aggie blood and claims the school as her own, even though she had to go elsewhere to study).
When I was getting Chino's gifts ready to take to his trip, I asked Terry if I could put them in our old Aggie backpack. "You can," he told me, "if you teach him the proper respect."
So, as we were going through the backpack, I showed the block T logo and told him that my husband and I went to college there.
Augustin is one of our translators. He has a smile a mile wide and I've been practicing my Spanish with him all week. He was party to all the
The next morning on the bus, he asked me "Write down what you said about -- was it gig?" So, I wrote it down for him, and he gave me the thumbs up. "Yes, that's good. It means thumbs up to heaven, but this is more like the devil," he said making the hook 'em horns sign. I have no idea if this was a happy coincidence, or if he somehow knew about the football rivalry from the great state of Texas, but Melanie and I were pleased with his association.
Then as we toured Mariolvis' college campus, she told us not to walk on the grass, and also to take off our hats before we went into the library. It truly is the A&M of the Dominican Republic.
If you haven't been following my trip to the Dominican Republic, I hope that you will read about my experience and sponsor a child of your own. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.