I am home now, semi-recovered from jet lag (I can, at least, string two coherent thoughts together today, which is a vast improvement from yesterday!). The travel went the best that can be hoped for: long but uneventful. I am back to work (which means I’m a bit panicked!) and hoping to get caught up on everything here in good time. So what happened those last days?
Saturday was a fun day, when we hosted a party for the ladies of Nawezakana, the Haven kids, and our sponsored kids. We fed 110 people, and had a lot of laughs as the Haven kids did a great dance set, and other gave speeches. It was hot, but Emily had had the foresight to get a tent, so it was perfect, and we had a great time visiting with everyone. I got to meet 2 of the boys we’ve sponsored through University, Dennis and Boniface, and am so proud of how well they are doing! Our other University student, Festo, is a first year student and we’ve sponsored him for several years. He’s loving his law studies — I told him I’d call him if I ever needed a lawyer there and he could give me a discount. Ha!
Here are some photos:
On the way home from the party, in a FULL car, I realized that I had done the last work thing of the trip and immediately felt exhausted! I went to sleep a little after 8pm and woke up just before 7am. Yeah. I was that tired!
Sunday was packing day, never fun. Suzanne and I went to town for lunch and to shop at a lady’s house for handmade things like purses and jewelry. She was eccentric but an amazing artist! After dinner, I headed to the airport. The flight was at 11:30pm, to Amsterdam. I arrived there at 5:45am, and had a 4 1/2 hr layover, which is too long! That flight was uneventful, immigration and customs went smoothly, and the flight from Atlanta to Raleigh was on time. I was very, very happy to see my husband and be home, although I’d been awake 45 hours by the time I went to bed at 8pm. Hence the brain malfunction…
So now I’m here, trying to catch up on work as well as follow up with all that I did these past 2 weeks. I so appreciate your comments and support!