As in the creepy phrase, "I'm backkkkkkk" (Actually, I used to describe the Chucky effect as that guy who you never ever saw but on the rare occasion he popped back into your life your head got all dizzy and your voice got all giggly. That was before Ethan, I promise).
Anyways, I'm back from Africa and I'm in the U.S. of A. I know, I've been back for over a month and I only blogged..er...twice while there, but I promise a lot happened and living it just sounded more appealing than recording it. I know, I'm selfish and quite rude, but will you please forgive me? I'm so not a blogger. I don't know what in the world we're doing here. Thanks for hanging in there with me, guys.
Anyways. A lot has happened. I really would have updated you quite some time ago but just after I got back from Africa my computer crashed with a great big bang (and i do mean a BANG) and it cost the prettiest penny to get him fixed so it took a few paychecks to get him back. Now that Huego (my trusty laptop) and I are reunited, I can update you.
Well, I lived in Uganda for a month. It's quite sureal. If I didn't know better I would insist to you that I am two people, a person who lives in Africa and a person who lives here. I was quite certain I would find a completed version of myself over in Africa: some non-clumsy, rather graceful White Ugandan who fit in as though she had grown up in that red dirt, but such was not the case. I took about two weeks and a whole lot of sickness to catch my stride there and even then I did crave bagels an awful lot (the only bagels over there are in this tiny little shop in downtown Kampala which we could never, ever find. But we did hear rumors and oh how beautiful those rumors were). Still, I did catch my stride and I left my heart with the sweet babes who burried their faces in my shoulders, laughed and my raspberries and wiped their spit up on my pants.
I promise to tell you more about them, but tonight I leave you with the memories I brought home with me. Pictures of little faces and tall trees and red dirt.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." -James 1: 27