I can’t believe it’s Tuesday already!
Like always, I thought I would talk some more about Africa and our most recent trip to Kitale, Kenya.
As you may or may not know the elections started yesterday for Kenya’s next president.
As I’m sure you’ve seen, either here on the blog or on our Facebook page, some of us home office girls spent our weekends baking to help raise funds to help feed the children in the slums. Every election things seems to get pretty dangerous so as a precaution the government goes through and closes all the businesses during this time. So, the Seeds Academy and feeding center that feeds hundreds of children a day is closed for the next couple of weeks BUT all the money that was raised through PayPal for the cupcakes and the donations you guys have been making are going towards all the food that is being purchased for the kids, it’s pretty awesome how much we can do when we work together, right?!
I can only imagine how happy these kids were when Richard and Hellen were walking through the slums bringing them food.
I wish I could have been there for it and I wish I could take every single one of you there with me to meet all the amazing kids that have such a tight grasp on my heart.
This week I finally started reconnecting with my friends and family and started sharing stories of my trip and so many memories have been running through my head for days now.
But with these warm feelings of love for all the kids I also feel beyond sad that I am not able to be with them through this scary time and to remind them just how much they mean to me and to the other people that have been a part of these amazing trips.
I would give anything to spend the rest of my life loving on these kids and reminding them how much they are loved and not only by me but by you guys too!
It’s crazy how a few trips to Africa have totally and completely wrecked my life in the most amazing way possible.
I can only imagine how different my life would be had I not been asked to go on these trips.
In a years time my thoughts and dreams for my life have been turned upside down.
Having some part in these kids’ lives and helping them achieve their goals is all I want.
I am not sure how I make this happen but I know it’s what I want to put every ounce of my energy into.
Seriously, it makes my day every morning when they start running towards the trucks shouting “how are you” to each of us inside as the continue to follow along until they can’t run any longer.
I feel like when I sat down to start typing this I had a million things I wanted to share but now I don’t feel like my thoughts have processed long enough to share.
I’m usually the girl who can’t shut up about Africa (I’m sure it drives my friends insane) but I think I’ve just got too much in my head today and it’s just not ready to come out yet.
Okay, I’ll leave you with just one more photo until next Tuesday!
If you didn’t know, I am in love with elephants. Before this last trip I had never seen one in real life so this was another dream come true!