I’m going back! What am most looking forward to?
The Fall Hero Holiday is finally here, and we have had a chance to meet the new 50 WestJet heroes. Did we look like and feel the same feelings these new heroes are feeling sitting in the boarding lounge about to embark on this life changing trip? I noticed a lot of nervousness, anxiety, excitement and maybe perhaps a little worry. So, yes. Absolutely. We all felt the same way on the first trip and maybe a little bit on this trip, too!
There are so many things I am looking forward to going back on a Hero Holiday. First, I am very excited to see all the people from LiveDifferent again and meet some new volunteers from the organization. In a very close second, I can’t wait to visit and see the families from the first trip I was on. It will be a great little reunion to see how everyone is doing and how they have been enjoying their new homes over the past six months. I heard there is a new family member for the family I built for last trip, so that’s very exciting!
I am looking forward to experiencing the trip through the eyes of the new participants. It is such a rewarding experience, I can’t wait to watch the journey the new heroes are about to start and I can’t wait to experience it all over again right beside them. I am looking forward to meeting the new families knowing we are about to change their lives dramatically. So exciting!
I am hoping to see some of the children that came to the work sites last year. Every day, all day, from start to finish, they were there. They even helped with the projects! The news WestJet is back in town might bring even more of the community out to support us.
So, as you can tell it is impossible to look forward to just one aspect of the trip. I am honoured and grateful for the opportunity to return, so a big thank you to the Community Investment team, LiveDifferent and WestJet. I can’t wait to get started!
This trip is for you Gramma, my new angel. Love, your favourite.
Gayle, Flight Attendant
(Note: Gayle participated in WestJet’s first Hero Holiday in April, 2012. She returns to the Dominican Republic, along with two other previous participants, as team lead for the Fall 2012 Hero Holiday.)