~:[CH6 - Day 171]:~ Together
I was on my way to grab breakfast when I saw that they had already arrived. I quickly grabbed a croissant and grabbed my things. It seemed as just as quickly as I did that, the day was sadly over. We enjoyed a day all together at the Chiang Mai Zoo. I was pretty impressed by the size of the zoo and it provided a fairly nice habitat area for many of the animals. The cutest of them all was the tiny baby monkey who grabbed on to its mother as she carried it around from place to place in the pen. We played in the snow dome, where you could go down a slide in a tube and play in a below freezing environment. There were many great moments today, including seeing the panda eat right in front of us, reminding me of the classic couch potato, eating as he watched TV, but nothing was more valuable that simply spending time with everyone, especially Ami. It was truly a blessing to have two days to spend with her and the staff and while there are still quite a few days left on this trip, I don't think that this trip can get any better than this moment. For the most part, this trip was planned to see people and meet people and this was planed out to be the highlight of this very trip. As we moved from the zoo to lunch to shopping, our time was slowly running out. As we said our goodbyes, she asked if I could come back again and my hope is, that after this experience, I will be able to once more. As we talked, I think about how Ami has grown so much over the years and how much it has changed my view on things. How it has made me see and how it has made me grow. I am so grateful for the decision I made nine long years ago and that I decided to stay with it, because these experiences are truly priceless and anything I invested into this, has grown into something that absolutely no one could put a value on. I was sad to see them head off on their way and I only hope that the blessings of God will continue to fall on her, her family and all the staff that work with her. It was finally time for me to catch up on some sleep and because of that, I missed out on dinner, but maybe it was because I was already full of such love, joy and happiness from one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.