I am still in a jet-lagged state of mind, but I am DYING to share with you about Malawi.
To say that I had a wonderful time simply doesn't do it justice.
In fact, I had one of the grandest adventures I have ever had.
And one of the things that stuck out to me the most was the beauty found in the women of Malawi.
Perhaps it's because I can most closely relate to them that gives them such a special place in my heart.
Whatever the reason, I so enjoyed these little moments, such as......
...seeing a woman's reaction after seeing a picture of herself for the very first time.
......talking to a woman about how she gathers the water she will need to provide for her family and the families of those in her village.
....sharing stories of marriage and motherhood with this beautiful lady,
....and bonding over laughter.
....being blessed with a peek at what daily life looks like for a woman in Malawi.
.....giggling over babies and how cute the tiny humans are.
....recognizing the look on another woman's face and knowing that you've had that same look on more than one occasion.
While I enjoyed the beautiful landscapes and the roadside adventures and waking up with the elephants, I think it was spending time with the woman of Malawi that I most enjoyed.
There is something so universal about being a wife and a mother
that even a language barrier can't compete with.