Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Saying Good-bye to the Students

It was a time to be happy and sad! Happy that we met so many wonderful students and sad to say good-bye. As the students were presenting gifts to Bob, one student broke down and started crying. Bob instinctively gave her a hug. A few minutes later, all the students lined up to say good-bye and Carol started hugging the first students and a nervous (and excited) expression filled the faces of the remaining students. They then started asking for a hug (a tradition that is not necessarily a part of Thai culture). We gladly responded and embraced them, passing along a symbol of American culture and a hope that we will meet them again.


At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJ says: Perfect.


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