My First Two Weeks

Hi Friends and Fam!

I have been trying to write a post about my first week here since last Thursday, and now, it has turned into a blog about my first two weeks here. It has honestly been the toughest thing to write and even now, I am struggling to come up with the right words to say and to share.

My first two weeks here have been…challenging, absolutely wonderful, lonely, incredibly amazing, heartbreaking, and amazingly adventurous. I thought about telling you of all the new experiences, or the places I have gone or the things I have seen, but it didn’t seem good enough. I then thought about sharing of my first night here and how I almost didn’t get through customs, or about my first experience in a Ugandan hospital where I was ready to go full-crazy American on them, but I felt like my emotions and experiences would get lost in translation.

So, I finally decided that I would share with you what I am thankful for. Two weeks of living in a new country can really teach you what you’re thankful for.

  • I am thankful for healthy babies who have loving mommies and daddies. I am currently caring for a malnourished baby, and it puts things into perspective.
  • I am thankful for clean hospitals, incredible nurses and wonderful doctors. I am thankful for the rules and the organizations our hospitals have.
  • I am thankful for American systems, procedures and the laws we have in place to protect our children.
  • I am thankful for our traffic lights, our speed limits, our road signs, and our paved roads with markings on them. I will never complain about someone not using there blinker or someone cutting me off ever again.
  • I am thankful for our diversity of people in America. It can be incredibly tough being the only white girl; I have been stared at, proposed to and laughed at.
  • And finally, I am thankful for our food. I miss you Chickfila. (In all seriousness, stop posting pictures of food on your social media, please and thank you.)

Before I left someone told me, I can’t fix it, and that I am truly learning. I am currently praying that I will have a better understanding of the Ugandan culture and their systems so that I can be better equipped in loving and caring for these babies with excellence.

Please continue to keep me in your prayers, and pray for my sweet babies.

Love you all.

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One thought on “My First Two Weeks”

  1. Just got back from India — and saw this — it is always an adventure when we live in new cultures — the traffic and hard to understand order (or not) seem so out of synce with what we are used to — yet that is how it is — and God loves the people with in the context of the differences — as you hole that malnurshied baby the reality comes into focus — Bless you — and thank you for giving to the lord

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