Are you guys experiencing the same great weather that we are here in Indiana? It’s been SO nice!
Us Platinum girls have a pretty cute blog planned for later this week and it may involve us meeting up downtown for a bike ride tomorrow evening..plus, I always love an excuse to ride around downtown and eat dinner with my girls so stay tuned for that later this week!
Wanna talk about Africa for a second?
In just a couple weeks I am heading back to Kenya!
I cannot wait to be back and get to see all the kids! A few other ladies and I will be spending our time interviewing the girls that will move into the new orphanage this summer and I am both excited and nervous for this trip. I think this trip is going to be even more emotionally demanding and draining than any of our previous trips and I am trying to start preparing myself now. I fully expect to come home with a million new thoughts and struggles as I become even more informed about all the issues Kenya has. I’ve tried imagining the things we are going to hear and while I don’t want to go into this trip with earmuffs on (does that even make sense?) and overly guarded, I also don’t want to show up unprepared and unable to not only have the ears to hear but the words to provide even a little hope for a better future.
I have watched so many more documentaries since the last time I blogged about Africa and have started reading the book “Half the Sky” and let me tell you, if I thought it was impossible to get thoughts of Africa out of my head before, it’s even more impossible with ever page I read of that book! It’s really good and informative but it’s a tough read. It’s certainly not a “read right before bed” book..at all. I am already heart broken for Kenya and all the things that I know go on on a daily basis there and maybe continuing to read about it and and watch these documentaries isn’t healthy? I don’t know. I just can’t stop myself. Okay, sorry, I didn’t mean to get all serious! That’s another conversation for another day!
I really just wanted to let you know I am excited to head back to Kenya and see all the beautiful people of Kitale in just a couple weeks.
Oh how I can’t wait to see my little Oliver..
(and all the other babes but I just think this photo is pretty darn cute and I haven’t used it yet)
..seriously, does it get any cuter??
Okay, that’s all I have for now..but, like I said, I’ll be back with the other Platinum girls to share later on this week!