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!
When I first arrived in Uganda, I witnessed a lot of white families with Ugandan children on their hips or by their sides, aimlessly tagging along. I would see such instances during my U.S. Embassy visits, most local spots or even at the markets. My initial thought was to frown at the scenario in sheer … Continue reading Should white families adopt African children?
I’m finally back in Kampala after a 2.5 week hiatus in the States. Homebound to Chicago was my destination. I really needed that trip, primarily to connect with home, regroup and most importantly, to see my son. It seems like such a long time since my last post. Between the goodbye cries with my son, 20 hour flight itineraries, … Continue reading Home is where the heart is…
To this day, I don't know how I managed to survive 4 months without my son being with me. As a hands on mom who is actively involved in my son's life, it was such a hard decision and transition to say the least. My prayers were answered, God protected him and now we are reunited … Continue reading Reunited for the holidays! The best gift of all!
The date has finally arrived. The date that I’ve anticipated since I left the States. What date is this? The day I go home for the Christmas holiday to see family and more importantly, to spend time with my son. While traveling abroad and extending my life in other places, I tend to always think … Continue reading Holiday Ramblings: My life in Uganda
Culture day at my son's school took place on Thursday of last week. I arrived late due to the fact that I needed to solidify some lesson planning with a new teacher who didn't have any idea about what to teach for the following week. As a side note, I love to train new teachers because I … Continue reading Food for thought
I have always had this overwhelming interest to work and live overseas. It may have developed from the time I visited Spain and Portugal for a few weeks when I was 15 or maybe it was from the potential opportunity I considered in Australia during my 8th grade year. Whatever it was, I knew that … Continue reading Why the UAE?
Hey there! I visited the States for the holidays. I needed to get away, connect with family and do a bit of reflection. Being away from home the entire year is already difficult so not being around for holidays is even worse. Since I managed to make it through the 14-hour flight and the high-priced ticket, I concluded that some things are well worth the … Continue reading Sometimes the sacrifice is well worth the trip…