Life's been so full-on ~ ~ ~
I'm happy to have Rich back home!!! Our house is full and will stay that way for quite a while- 5 nationalities under one roof (1 American, 2 Germans - 2 half American/half Germans, 1 Maori, 1 Fijian and 1 Tahitian/Chinese). In spite of our big house, one is staying in a caravan outside (at HIS request), since we ran out of rooms.
It's fun! Not a dull moment! We take turns cooking. This week we had Chinese food, Italian, German, tomorrow American and Sunday - hmmm, African (we switched from rice and beans on Sundays to rice and lentils - it's even cheaper and easier to digest, but not sure it's African)?
Anyways, just read something on somebody's blog that struck a cord in me and I wanted to share it. Africa is still VERY MUCH on my horizon - I'm busy preparing for a fundraiser next Saturday.
Maybe I'll share more another time. Tonight, have a look at this excerpt from this blog (a family that adopted a HIV+ child from Uganda)
...I read a quote the other day that said "Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them." WOW! that is such a true statement. How many "humanitarian" projects do we have going on? I bet if we were to do a poll of the people that live in other places that are poverty stricken, they would say that they would rather have people come in and TALK and TOUCH them than anything else. I know this to be true because of the trips that I have taken to Africa, these people want to be held, touched, looked in the eye. They are STARVING for love...
Oh YEAH, that's what I'm longing to do!!!! JUST THAT!!! Sit with them, hold them, touch them, look them in the eye, talk to/with them, and if they're older: listen to their stories, LOVE ON THEM!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!