I mentioned earlier that the second sponsored child is located in Albay, Philippines. Albay is the province where the famous majestic Mayon Volcano lies. It was a first-time visit to the Bicol region for all of us.
The flight we took to Albay was early in the morning because the visit was only for a day. The organization’s employee picked us up at the Legaspi Airport then took us to their office. There we saw and met the sponsored child and her mother, and the employees. Although my daughter was feeling very sleepy that morning, she was very friendly. After few minutes of talks and picture taking, we went ahead to the nearest mall for lunch. He said the weather has been unpleasant for days. So rain showers were expected during the visit. The child was accompanied by two social workers and her parent/guardian. The highlight of the itinerary for the visit include:
Lunch at the sponsored child’s favorite restaurant. Colonial Grill.
Recreation. Sightseeing. Cagsawa Church ruins. Souvenir shops.
Shopping for clothing and personal needs.
During shopping, we asked the employees if it’s alright to take our daughter and my sister to the hotel because the little one’s really tired and it’s nap time for her too. So when the two were at the hotel, we let the sponsored child finish her shopping. After the almost four hours, it was time to part. The girl still couldn’t believe that my husband and family came to visit her from thousands of miles away. My husband told her that she is very important. That is why he came to see hear too.
The sponsorship for the girls will end soon because they’re turning 18. But they will have a special place in our hearts. The memories of these visits will always be treasured.