I have been to Lily of the Valley before, always for short-term, week-long trips. When I returned home after my very first visit six summers ago, a part of my heart was left behind in Mexico. I have always wanted to return to spend more time there, to serve wherever I could be most helpful, to experience the simplicity of daily life at an orphanage, to learn about the Mexican culture, to be a blessing. T his summer, by the grace of God, I have done just that. With every trip, my experiences are unique. One thing remains steadfast...I am always amazed at how the orphan children and staff members at Lily of the Valley abundantly bless me more than I could ever anticipate.