Oh happy day!! This is a picture of the day I talked about earlier- holding that baby on my back was THE BEST!!!! I'll never forget it!
We needed 2 buses and a van to get from Kigali to Rwanda. Why? Because one ENTIRE bus was filled with donations to give to the orphanage! It was SO awesome to look over at that bus:)
I've gotta say, I've been home from Rwanda for a while and I am just now posting again. Sorry! I've just had a weird re-entry this time. I have been busier than ever, sick almost everyday since I've been back (with jet-lag and then cold, bronchitis, ear infection etc.) Jeff and Patton got pneumonia, I went full swing into fall cheerleading, AND my sister had her baby!!! So- I've neglected the blog:( AND I have around 4,762 pictures of my new precious baby niece. But I wanted to share the rest of the Rwanda pics first and every time I sat down to do it I got overwhelmed. I was trying to put them into neat little sections by day or event but I just can't do it. So instead you get to enter my jumbled up mind and see a million pictures that are all over the place:) Enjoy!
The picture above is just so typical everywhere you look-- such young children being the caretaker for one or more siblings. This girl seemed, to me, to not even realize she was holding her brother. It was just an everyday occurrence. What was NOT everyday was what was happening around her. This was such an amazing part of the trip. We all had gone shopping in a little market. We checked out one by one and it was taking a long time to get through all of us:) So those of us who had already checked out went outside and sat on the "porch" of the store. Several people came up to the street in front and just stared at us. We would smile or wave and they would laugh and wave, but as the minutes went by more and more people were gathering around to see what was going on. The best we could figure was that all of these people had seen white people before, but none of them had seen 30 white people all together in the same place before! In just about 10 minutes, 100's of people were gathered around. We tried to sing for them and Phoebe busted out the world-popular "robot" action which they all laughed at. Carol had them doing chants back and forth to see which side could be louder and Brad G. went around the crowd and came up behind them and stood for about 3 minutes before they realized he was there. They jumped when they saw him:)
That's all for now!! Man- just posting these has made me long to go back as soon as possible!! Miss this country, this time, and these Rwandan people. They are forever in my heart!