Susan and her girls were at the hotel at the time but I knew they were just passing through. They were a lot of fun but I knew that they, too, would be leaving as soon as they possibly could.
Since it was Valentine's Day, Susan and I went to the grocery store and found the closest thing to American candy we could find for the girls and threw a tiny, little party in her room.
Pretty much the cutest Valentine's dates ever!
In the middle of our little party, the hotel owner knocked on the door and told me that I had a phone call. I knew that it was too late at night for "The Call" (the one saying the adoption decree is ready) so I was interested to see who it was. (A secret admirer, perhaps?) I picked up the phone and realized it was my amazing in-country rep. The hotel owner had called her because she was worried that I was depressed and thought she might need to come cheer me up.
Our amazing in-country rep
I'm not sure I've ever even celebrated Valentine's Day. The one year that I was dating someone in February, he was at college in Ohio and I was student teaching in Costa Rica. I've gone out with groups of girls to "celebrate" but that's about it. It is certainly not a big holiday to me and I was kind of relieved to be so far away from it for once.
It goes to show, though, how kind and caring Colombians are. Even if they are a bit misinformed.
This year, I'm spending Valentine's Day with the Love of My Life.