Thursday, August 9, 2007

hillary's uganda journal - aug 7

Today we were in Lusaka. We didn't have anything really scheduled except to finish up with some sponsorship stuff. But then dad saw that all the kids didn't have their uniforms on so he asked if they were going to go to the field, which they usually do on Thursdays. But Hopkins changed whatever they had planned for the day...probably like school or something unimportant like that, and said that we were all going to the field.So we all walked down there and once we got there, Joseph (science teacher) coems up to me, "we're here, now what's the program?" uhhh. So I already felt weird considering we just made them all come and have a pointless, yet very fun, day at the field, so I came up with the story that my dad was just wanting to film them playing. SO they started up a netball and football game and Court played clapping song games with a lot of the girls. Dad played American football (what they call rugby) with a lot of the boysAnd I mostly just sat around and chatted with the kids. It was really funny because Jjombwe Eric always tries to tickle me but one time I caught him and held him like a baby and wouldn't let him go(he's like 12 years old) So it was really funny when all the kids saw him sitting on my lap like a baby and I called him omwana Eric (baby Eric) Then later after I had let him go he came back and sat on my lap again. haha so he now refers to himself as my baby Eric. I love that boy so much!! He is really really serious all the time, but he has just opened up with me for some reason and I can get him to be crazy and funny usually. This is probably inspired by my weirdness, but I'm ok with making a fool of myself as long as he stops frowning and shows me his amazing smile!! I just can't get enough of that smile!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

You made up a story!?!? Pahahahaha!!! UR a crazy girl craddling a grown 12 year old boy. That reminds me of when you would carry pippin AFTER he wasn't a puppy ne more. Now that was really funny to see! I love that boy <3 lol

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As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.