Wednesday, January 7, 2009

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

(and definitely things I am going to miss)!!
  1. The chirp of crickets and other insects that makes me feel like I am camping every night.
  2. The beautiful sound of birds that I wake up to every morning (even the monkey birds are fun to listen to!)
  3. The laughter of children playing soccer right outside my window.
  4. The hills and scenic views I see all around me (it's going to be hard to go back to flat land).
  5. The smiles and voices of African children.
  6. Movie nights and game nights with my missionary friends.
  7. The Andersons who have graciously treated me as part of their family.
  8. Practicing my Luganda and getting huge smiles - they LOVE that I try, even though they can barely understand me!
  9. The dust from the red muram roads - ok, I lied!
  10. Walking almost everywhere.
  11. Listening to 3- and 4-year olds belt the Uganda national anthem.
  12. Quiet lunchrooms.
  13. Bicycles and motorcycles loaded down with an assortment of things (chicken, pigs, beds; you name it, we've seen it!)
  14. Running and hearing the excitement of people yelling "mzungu, mzungu!" (This I will miss and not miss all at the same time :) ).
The list could go on and on. I know in these next couple weeks and months there will be many moments when I am feeling sad. These will be some of the special things I remember.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

This is such a great list Andrea! I STILL miss so many of the same things...the birds/crickets. I think I comment on that everytime I Skype you lol.

Lindsey said...

i'm sorry you can't live in uganda and florida :-( i'm going to miss your stories and pictures.

Stephanie said...

What great things to reflect back on! I know how much you will miss Uganda, but these are wonderful memories and I know you have many more! I love you and will be praying as always!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea,
These ARE special things and I am SO glad you were able to experience each and every one!! I can't imagine how difficult it will be to say goodbye...you are in my prayers dear one. We love you so much, your aunt, Nancy.