I am thankful...
Trip Start Oct 20, 2007
20Trip End Dec 24, 2007
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We had a really good week. Tuesday the boys played soccer with some of the kids and we brought over some jump ropes. It was a hit. Tuesday night we had Thanksgiving dinner. A little early, I know. But one of the girls here organized a Thanksgiving buffet at a restaurant. She cooked for like 45 of us. There was turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, sweet potatoes... and PIE! It was sort of bittersweet. It was awesome to have our own little Thanksgiving so far from home, but it made me miss home. After dinner we went out with everyone for a little while. It was fun...
Wednesday was the big graduation day at school. It was great. The kids were so excited. It was also a great opportunity to finally meet some of my students' parents. The kids all sang and danced. It was so adorable. I was so happy my family got to see it. After I gathered all my kids in the room and gave them a little gift. Thanks to Ana (and Mom), I had really great bracelets to give to each student with some candy and pencils. They were SOO excited! They kept thanking me and were so happy. It was great. Saying goodbye to them was really sad. I will really miss them. I wish they knew how much they have impacted me and my life. I will see a lot of them around the village, I think.
Yesterday we went to Kisumu. I said I wasn't going back there, but we did! They wanted to go to the market and of course, I got more stuff I didn't need. But I love it all!! Stallone went with us. It was a good day. They got better and better at bartering as the day went on...
I can't believe this week went by so fast. This morning I went with them to the bus station to say goodbye. It was really hard. I wish they could have been here longer and seen more. But I am really grateful they could come at all. It is something so amazing that the four of us will always share and I am really happy about that.
This weekend we are going to go to a wedding with the family. I think that will be really fun to see. One month from today I will be heading home myself. It is so crazy how quickly this is going by....
I love you and miss you all. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great and you all ate a lot in honor of me :)