Every good thing must come to an end

4 11 2009

I have an amazing network of family and friends. I miss them. There are plenty of things about home that I don’t miss, though. This list includes my cell phone, my car, my hectic/full schedule, and my desk. I, surprisingly enough, don’t actually miss having a shower or normal grocery stores or ice cream, either.

But there of plenty of things I am going to miss about Africa. This list includes (but is not limited to):

  • The kids
  • My new friends
  • Buying fritters (aka fried balls of goodness) from our neighbor for 10 cents on an almost- daily basis
  • The constant sunshine
  • “Do it like I do”
  • The bush
  • Goats running in front of cars (it’s really pretty funny)
  • Chitenges
  • Beating Siwale at things
  • Seeing The Esther School
  • Playing in the dirt
  • Jumping
  • Sunday night movie night
  • Zambian bus rides
  • The overall friendliness of people
  • The pace of life
  • Buying Talk Time
  • The morning breeze
  • Visiting clubs
  • The singing
  • Mango trees in the backyard
  • The sunsets (and the sunrises, even though I was only up for maybe three of them)
  • The purple and red flowering trees
  • “No Problem”

This continent is kind of addicting. I’m sad to leave, but I am grateful for the privilege of living with the people here for a short time. I can’t wait to come back…


Alice making fritters outside her home



Saying goodbye to Siwale






After the whole jumping thing, I challenged Siwale to see who could hit a rock further with a stick


He looks like his is golfing; I totally won




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