Monday, June 10, 2013

I'm thankful for...

  • the playground inside the compound, which gives all the kids hours of fun.
  • music. and the fact that the Brotens listen to about any kind of music there is. 
  • facebook. gotta love seeing what all my peoples back in the States are up to. 
  • tailless gecko lizards in the sink. 
  • being able to learn the names of veggies and fruits. 
  • waking up at six twenty five and having Jesus time. 
  • reading letters from my scrapbook from friends. 
  • playing volleyball with the other missionaries on Sundays here on the compound. 
  • taking walks to the ducan (like tiny little shops) to buy bread. 
  • reading at night with the Brotens. 
I have so much to be thankful for, even if life here is hard. I'm learning to accept that, now that I've pretty much lost the adrenaline I had the first week. Life is so different here. It's hard. I've just got to keep pushing, ask Jesus for help, and be grateful. After all, I'm here for a while. 

Hey, I'm in Africa! how many people get to experience this? Even if it's hard, the hard stuff in life is what's gonna be worth it. And I have lots to be thankful for. 

ps: pictures aren't showing up here on my computer, I'm guessing it's the internet. I tried to add pictures to this post but if they don't show up just let me know.


  1. awesome pictures! is that Spunksta'? she's adorable!

    i'm thankful for
    -my grandparents
    -working puzzles
    -summer vaca!!

  2. i love the list, and that girl is so freaking adorable. her hair is perfect.
    and the pictures showed up just fine. :)


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