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Out of Your Comfort Zone Broadening Your Horizons Broadens Your World
When we travel, we often eat things we never would have considered making back at home. Not every dish is an instant favorite, but it’s great to be exposed to new things. Part of the reason I love going to Cozumel is because the resort we stay at is full of families from all over the place. It’s a popular vacation destination
It’s been a crazy summer, and I am so excited to be sending the newsletter again. There’s so much to talk about! This past summer, my family took an amazing trip to Cozumel, an island off the coast of Mexico. Traveling to different countries is always fun, and it’s a good cultural experience for my kids. Neither my husband nor I traveled much when we were growing up. The first time I traveled out of the country, I was 19 and going on a mission trip to Mérida, a city on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. I spent the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college working at a Christian summer camp with kids. I spent a lot of time teaching kids lessons from the Bible, and it was a wonderful experience. When the opportunity to go on a mission trip came up with my church, I gladly signed up. We visited the small villages just outside of Mérida and ran vacation Bible school. It was really cool to teach the kids Bible lessons by playing games and doing fun activities with them. Traveling to another country was an amazing trip. I really enjoyed getting to experience another culture that was so different than the one I grew up in. My husband and I want our sons to have those same experiences. It’s a big, amazing world full of people from all walks of life. We want our sons to be able to recognize that people can come from all different backgrounds and have their own life experiences. Being in a foreign country means being out of your comfort zone. It’s an opportunity to stretch and grow, learning new things about the world and about yourself. I love meeting new people, going shopping with my kids, and trying different foods.
for families from South and Central America. Even around the resort, you can meet people from all over the world. You also get to see kids from all over the world acting up or crying. As a parent, it’s a nice reminder that it’s not just me. Parents wrangling their children is a universal struggle. We are truly blessed to have the ability to travel to different countries and have these great experiences. It’s important to get out of your comfort zone and see the big, beautiful world. But one of my favorite parts of any trip is coming home. My husband and I both grew up in small towns, and we love the small- town lifestyle. That’s why we’re glad to call Rockport home. No matter where we go in the world, this is the place we want to come back to.
–Dr. Valerie Sperry
Sabal General Dentistry • 361-729-1333 • 1
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