Grace at the Babies' Home
I try to be completely transparent on my blog ( I think ). There's times of sweet highs that I share and times of lows that, although I could be tempted to leave out, find a place here. Looking back at those times, I usually see how God carried me through them or even showed me victory on the other side.
This week, I'll admit, was a struggle. Mostly by expectations in my head that, in reality, were not met. My husband went straight to work this week, having daily meetings, people to meet, and field work to do to get up to speed with the organization of 60 Feet as it stands this year. Me, on the other hand, not yet starting homeschool, found myself full-time momma to my girls without the usual "activities" and friends that kept us busy in the US. It was definitely not the "straight to work" that I'm used to. It was a lonely feeling! I asked a friend back home, "Why did you not tell me that stay-at-home mommyhood can be lonely?"
Oh....I know. Big problems. Especially when I took my girls to a babies home in Kampala and we found ourselves smack in the middle of caring for 45+ orphans, each one begging for attention, right at dinner and bathtime. Grace loves spending time at the babies' home.....
Sweet One Ready for Bed
Slowly, though, I came to realize that life will be much different than our two months here last summer. More of a slow journey, not a quick "get it all in" trip. Full of busy times. Not so busy times. Work to do. Times of rest. School. Vacation. Breakfasts/Dinners/Lunch. Markets. Administration work. Field Work. Laughing. Crying. Boredom. Excitement.....
And that's it. It's just life. In Kampala, Uganda.
The Bottom of Our Hill (our Walmart, Basically!)
We Buy Fresh Pineapple Weekly
All in all. Week one has been simply getting used to life here. Please pray for Boog, as he has to play many roles here: husband, father, worker, leader, counselor (to me, mostly!), etc. Pray for my girls to find friendships here. Pray for me to clearly see my purpose.....