I must admit, I am HOMESICK! This is the longest I have been away from my family in my life. On the contrary, I feel content in El Salvador. Yesterday, I celebrated my 17th birthday. Let me tell you, it is by far the best birthday I can remember. What better way can a 17-year-old boy celebrate a milestone birthday than be in a different country with their Brophy brothers? I woke up to my hosts (Marta y Santiago) singing Las Mañanitas and Happy Birthday alongside Mr. Broyles, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Gonzalez.
Then at breakfast, I was surprised by the people of La Hacienda with three different birthday cakes, a handmade shirt and homemade candy.
Oh, did I mention Mr. Broyles shoved my face in the cake? Well, I guess I can’t get away from La Mordida, no matter how far away I am from my family! While I am homesick, I am so happy that I got to celebrate my birthday with my Brophy brothers, teachers and hosts. Favorite moment so far: Marta and Santiago telling me, “Happy birthday to our newest son!”