Published: May 9th 2012August 13th 2010
So I've made a list of things I like about Africa that I hope to bring back to the United States:
Vocabulary words: "Hamnashida"-without worry, the actual correct phrase of hakuna matata from the Lion King. "Pole"-sorry about something that happened to you. "Samahani"-sorry I did something.
The strong sense of family and community.
Thankfulness and graciousness.
Greeting people on the street.
Holding hands more.
It's crazy how everything happens for a reason and it is all inter-related. Before I left I found a picture of Jesus laying face-up in a gutter. Mom said to bring him along, so I did! And now I'm surrounded with two of the most religious people I know, Kaitlin and Mama Mary. It all coincides perfectly.
**After I returned from Africa, my mom had told me that my sister, Allison, had found the same picture of Jesus also in a gutter and had held onto it.