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.


Thank you!

Well Friends! TOMORROW my journey begins as I board my flights to head to Uganda.

Many have asked how I am feeling…and well, it’s starting to hit me. My emotions, my nerves, the tears, the goodbyes, everything is hitting me like a tennis racquet hitting a tennis ball. It comes fast, and it smacks hard. My mom literally surprised me with Christmas morning this morning, and I broke down crying. (If you’re a guy reading this, this is nothing unusual…some women cry a lot 🙂 ).

One of the emotions I have experienced this week (and the past few weeks of being in Wilmington,) is complete awe. Many of y’all know, I hate Wilmington and that it is incredibly hard for me to be here. However, these past few weeks I have felt so loved, so supported and so encouraged from the people of this city. Everywhere I have gone, people have heard my plans, my goals and my vision and they have been so supportive to the point where I wanna cry from feeling so loved.

So to everyone who I have talked to, prayed with, and seen in these past few weeks, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. Your support and prayers have done more than just encourage me, they have carried me as I have prepared for this new season.

I know this next year is going to be difficult, but knowing that I have so many people praying for me and supporting me is a huge relief and just incredibly wonderful.

So here I go, on my next season of life with all five bags of luggage, heading to a new town, in a new country, with new people. Accompanying me and my five bags, is my faith in God and the Holy Spirit guiding me and directing me.

Thank you for your prayers.



PS: So many have asked how to contact me and keep in touch with me. Well you can follow my blog, add me on facebook and instagram, or contact me through whatsapp and email. I can’t promise quick responses, but I can promise I will look at them, get distracted and then respond hours or days later.