So sorry for the delay in this post but the last two weeks have been filled with the fury of report writing! Woo Hoo! How exciting! Anyways! The final leg of my very short trip involved a very scenic drive to Lake Kivu which is about 4 hours north-west of Kigali. I always appreciate road … Continue reading Why I feel more “balanced” after visiting Lake Kivu
Heeeeyyy! Ever so often, I link my You Tube videos to my blog so that both platforms can be well-informed about the latest happenings in my world, especially as it pertains to the Ms. Black Expat arena. Well, I just uploaded another video to my You Tube Channel and I want to make sure you have a chance to … Continue reading Video Q& A…Life in Uganda
This weekend, I participated in a compulsory work training on a new concept for primary students called talk for writing. It was quite informative and very new to me. Actually, since the British National curriculum is one that I'm not as familiar with, I find ways to compare and contrast it to the highly familiar American … Continue reading Nervous? Not I…
I rarely ever post messages of this type on this blog. For inspiration, I usually post to my personal website blog. So...here goes. Never forget how far you've come, where you going and what you aspire to be. Just when you thought it was over...please know that... Somebody's watching you. They are inspired by your … Continue reading Somebody’s watching…
Today, we were out and about looking at cars...again. Yes sir! I am actually serious about this car thing. I repeat. I'm seriously mulling over whether or not I should purchase a car in Uganda. Why can't I just rent or lease like I did in the UAE? I'm not looking forward to driving in Uganda...here's why. … Continue reading Did he just try to take my money?
This time last year I was in tears. I was so fearful of the unknown and sad about the distance. I broke down on several occasions and wanted to run to the nearest airport and give up. I felt guilty, alone and insecure about my decision of leaving my son behind. What I didn't know at … Continue reading He is finally here!
I'm back with my baby!!! Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and words of encouragement. I can't believe we were away from each other for such a long time...but God is good and we back together and at it again. Already, this summer has been chock full of "stuff"- family visits, sightseeing-you … Continue reading I’m back with my baby!
The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!
Bringing my son has been the topic of conversation in my head for the last 6 months or so. Yes, at times, I do talk to myself, who doesn't? Honestly speaking, I try to channel those thoughts to God, however, I'm human so I slip at times. Maybe it's not meant for him Initially, there … Continue reading So I decided…
My first Mother's Day without my son...what a strange feeling but...I made it. My heart is warm knowing that this time apart is allowing him to bond with his dad. My reflections about my struggles, challenges, triumphs and victories keep me encouraged and focused on the important aspects of being mother. Although times have been … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!