Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's Not To Love?

Today I've been home from Uganda for a week.
And this is the first time I've blogged. 
In my defense, I came last Tuesday night after about twenty-three hours of not sleeping and left again on Thursday to go see Libby at theater camp. I didn't REALLY come home until Saturday, still jet-lagged and craving only two things: my own bed and time with my babies. Turns out they missed us more than just a little, and they needed some time with mom and dad minus computer distractions. 

But really, it's more than that. Last week, my heart stretched in about ten new directions. 
I'm still sorting through all that I experienced. And when I do blog about it, I want it to be as true of a reflection of what I saw and heard and felt as possible; I want to do it justice. 
So please be patient with me. It's coming....soon. I promise. 

But for now, let's take a little glimpse into our time in Africa. 

This was taken at the start of our flight...while we were still excited about sitting in the same place for twelve or so hours. 

I loved the craziness that is the Kampala streets and traffic. If nothing else, it's always interesting. 

I have been craving roadside chipote since about an hour after leaving Uganda. ((I may or may not have spelled chipote correctly....you can't exactly count on spell check for that one.) 

I made so many new little friends, and their images are burned into my memory. 

I could have sat forever on our patio, enjoying the AMAZING, beautiful weather. It was eighty degrees, breezy, humidity free, and perfect. 

I loved riding around in this ole' beauty, big windows, three sunroofs, and refrigerator included. 

These two precious pies we stayed with were all kinds of adorable. Thanks, Grace and Sophie, for being so welcoming to us. Your parents were pretty darn cool too. 

I am still in awe of seeing this...in the middle of the road. Oh, Ugandan life, you are so entertaining.....

.....and so breath-taking.

About the only things I didn't enjoy about our trip were hauling these heavy things around......

....and sleeping under a mosquito net. 

Again, thank you for your patience. God is so good, and He did some great things while we were in Africa. 
And I promise to be back with more very, very soon. 


  1. Just seeing that picture of your holding hands with a precious child brought tears to my eyes. I know what you mean about memories impressed forever....Glad you are back but sooo glad you went.

  2. Love the pictures and can't wait to hear more! :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing! This is an awesome experience that will forever be in your heart. I was part of a mission trip that served in Russia fifteen years ago, and I yearn to go back someday. I don't know if that is God's plan, I just know I will go where God has called me. :) Can't wait to hear more about your trip! :)


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