Back to Tanzania I shall go!
As those who know me know, it is rare to find me speechless or anywhere near it! And yet as I prepare to return to Tanzania for a 12 day whirlwind trip, words are indeed few. An early Christmas miracle, my friends!
My (brief) return shall mark the first time since 2008 that I have a strictly tourist visa. The children have continued to grow of course, beginning primary school and moving on to secondary school, and of course growing taller than I even with the red clay caked to the bottom of my shoes in the rainy season. Another miracle, I experienced being 5’8″ for a few weeks!
Simply, what a fantastic adventure has been mine. I am grateful you have journeyed with me, as friends, as supporters of Journeys of Solutions and its endeavors, and most importantly as advocates for the beautiful children. Today I celebrate my 31st birthday; just the second birthday state-side since 2009. Truly do I look forward to the continued adventures which are ahead, those likely upon the road less traveled. Let us continue on, dear friends!
Lastly, and for fun, a few haikus:
Thirty one-der ful
I was told just yesterday
Ah, youthful beauty!
In two weeks only
I’ll sip chai and look upon
My favorite sights;
A few hues more red
Dust in my every pore, oh
The purest beauty
Stay tuned for real-time updates during the 12 day whirlwind that shall be mine!
A HUGE “ASANTE SANA” TO EACH OF YOU AS WE CONTINUE JOURNEYING TOGETHER.