Sunday, March 21, 2010

Departing for Kenya

I can't believe this is our last day in Rwanda. I am so sad!!! Yesterday was a wonderful. Last night we went to dinner at Jacqui and James house. It was declicous!!! It was the last night that we were all together. I am going to miss everyone so much. The people are wonderful. I am so grateful for the work that Jacqui did and especially for Lyn. She was there with me every day helping us get everything done. Thank you!

Below is a picture of Zoe. We spent a lot of time in the car. It was so cute because Josh got out of the car to grab something in the hotel and right after he got out, she jumped off my lap and ran to the window to see where he was going. She waited there until he came back. It is nice that she is bonding so well with both of us.
Yesterday we went and visited some of the churches that people were killed during the genocide. It was a very humbling experience. Zoe and I are walking around one of the churches. Purple is the color of morning, hence the purple flowers behind me. It was difficult to visit these places, however I am glad that we went. It is important that no one forgets what happened in 1994 in Rwanda. This can never happen again. It can never happen again anywhere!

Here I am with someone who I would call a walking miracle. He was hiding in the church with his family during the 1994 genocide. There were over 6,000 people inside the church and over 4,000 on the church grounds. All of them were killed except for 7 people. He was 8 years old at the time. His story was very moving. It brought me to tears. Here is an amazing man. I know that I will never forget meeting him and that short time I spent with him. We are inside one of the churches. Behind us are the clothing items from the victims. They are displayed all around the church.
I won't have much internet access in Kenya so I don't know that I'll be posting many more pictures of our adventure, but I'll try. Zoe is doing good and I just love her so much.
Wish us luck and keep us in your prayers in Kenya that everything goes well with getting her a visa. We are in Kenya until Friday. We fly out around midnight on Friday and get in on Saturday night around 11:30pm (if everything goes well). Counting down the days to see my boys!!!
I also had to mention that last year in May my sister passed away. Today is her birthday and she would have been 31. Although I am so sad that she is not here to celebrate with us, I know that God works in mysterious ways. I know she is needed elsewhere and I will see her again someday. I also know that I am so grateful that I have Zoe Nicole here with me now.
Happy Birthday Nicole!!! I love you!!

1 comment:

my4andnomore said...

Be safe and enjoy every minute of time with your daughter in her birth country. I pray all goes quickly and smoothly in Kenya.