As many of you know, we co-sponsor a student on Isla with JoanneinCT her husband, Tim. We have been involved in the program for about 2 years and have been sponsoring Gaby about 1 1/2 yrs. We met her last year in Jan. for the 1st time & she was extremely shy--to be expected! we have been emailing all year long & we all were looking forward to seeing each other this year. We decided to surprise her ( she knew we were on Isla) & went to the class at LGES she is taking 4 nights a week (7:45-8:45). She walked in & spotted us & ran over & gave us both big hugs--melts your heart! We stayed for class-- this is an adult class & all were working hard ---even us! She is the one in the bright pink hoodie. Later in the week we got together with Gaby, her Mom & little sister & Tom & Maggie Washa for breakfast. She presented us with this portrait she had had a friend of hers do of her--it's from a photo that was taken on a trip to one of the water parks that she had gotten from school from winning a competition in literature, I think. I will be framing & hanging in our house.