Guatemala – I love you.

As has become the norm after a trip, I’m resting quietly with my pup by my side and my husband nearby. The internet connection throughout Guatemala was spotty, and despite paying for a wonderful international data package for my nifty new iPhone, my opportunity to email or upload anything while on the trip was limited to a few precious moments (thanks AT&T). But I took notes, took pictures, took it all in. I savored everything from that familiar diesel/dirt smell that’s so distinctly Latin America to the vivid colors of the buildings in Antigua to the majesty of the mountains that seem to evaporate into the clouds throughout the country. I pray this isn’t my last time to visit Guatemala.

Thank you to each person who contributed to each moment. Thank you to the children who allowed me to experience love and laughter and heartbreak. Thank you to Courtney, Geoff, Dana, Katie, Steven, and Jenny, who gave me freedom. You are my joy.

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About Ronne Rock

LIFE. LOVE. LEADERSHIP. AND A LITTLE #KITCHENTHERAPY. Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems."   Ronne is represented by Karen Neumair at Credo Communications.

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2 thoughts on “Guatemala – I love you.”

  1. RR it’s so amazing how God has worked in your life. He had a plan all along, YOU just needed to walk “into” it. Now you’re walking through Guatemala….Big steps. You are a Mighty Woman of God. Love ya, Rhonda

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