“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” By William Barclay
So we continue….!
This is the third installment of photos documenting the recent trip to the Copey Learning Center. Hopefully, you are seeing the reasons why “Friends of Copey” was first established five years ago and why we continue our involvement. The following photos are: Larry and Cindy Windes receiving the “Distinguished Friends Award” for their work on the new Learning Center design; Ana Yancy receiving the “Outstanding Leadership Award” and signed copy of Felicia Mitchell’s (English Professor at E&H College) book “Waltzing with Horses”. I wish you could picture yourself being at the Copey Learning Center.
Seidy, the Founder of the Copey Learning Center with Board President Lorena; Ariana (2017), Celeste (2016), Fatima (2017) Pathway Project students. Lourdes (2018) Pathway Project student candidate. Proudly wearing E&H College colors.
Jane and I shared her final hours in the nearby town of Santa Maria before she returned to the USA. She provided the Copey community all she could offer under extraordinary conditions. She was recognized for sharing her time and talents during the 90 days she spent performing outstanding educational and community service. It was an honor to be with Jane on her final day in Copey.
Thank You Jane!
We can all learn something from one another and we are never too young or even too old for our lessons. Jane taught us all a few things over the past three months. I am mindful of a few important life lessons I can share.
First, we each have a purpose for being here and one of the biggest regrets in life…is to never figure your purpose. Next, life does not intend for us to keep that “light under the basket”. We are happier, more fulfilled, and worthwhile when we bring light to a life needing hope and encouragement. And finally, owing something is not a bad thing…since it means you were given something. I have been given far more than I have means to repay. But, I am willing to pay something. As Jane has been known to say…“It just gets better!”
We are still waiting on a decision regarding our partnership application with Building Goodness Foundation. Our sincere hope is that we will hear soon and that the news is good.
The Learning Center is officially closed until February but work continues. In 2018, there will be a full list of opportunities to help support the Learning Center. We are nearing the end of our fourth complete year of support and we look forward to the upcoming year with great anticipation.