Well were here and I have bittersweet feelings again. I miss home very much and really want to see my sister but I’m getting There. There’s a mall here that the south Africans built that we went to on Saturday for groceries. We have a very strong Internet connection in the class room but nothing in out apartment. Today we drove to Kamasi to meet someone about a project and he wasn’t even there! An hours drive. we have been seeing many animals. Today we saw a monkey, cats, pigs, and on Saturday a cow in the back of someone’s truck. Yesterday we went to an amazing church service that was great. Well I have to go. I miss you a lot dad.
Hey Julia: hang in there! The first couple of weeks are hard, then you will probably settle in. There’s something called “Africa time” where you, in all your American timing, think things should happen when they are supposed to. Well, in Africa, it doesn’t work like that. People will fairly often, NOT be on time, or home, or anyplace you need them to be at a specific time. The way I dealt with it, was not to wear a watch! doesn’t excuse the behavior, it’s just the way it is.
One thing I tried to do when I lived there is have one favorite moment of the day. Something that reminded me of who I am, what I was there to do, or someone who touched my life in a way that made it better. Let me know some of your favorite moments as you go through the next few weeks.
Julia it looks like your having a great time! I have been reading this a lot and cant wait for you to post more! Miss you!!
Hey Girly i miss you. and love ya.
You guys are so sweet! I miss you too jenna and Cas. Love ya.
HI JULIA! i hope you are havin fun! it sounds great. did u give maggie her duct tape thing?
hey anna! well she just got here today but i am going to tomorrow! i will tell you what she says! miss you!