I feel somewhat dazed and lost in the air between Texas and Uganda. Somehow an entire day passed by but it feels more like two, and it could be, I’m not really sure. I am sure though that I’m safely, snugly packed into my room at Herb and Ellen’s guest house. It was such a welcome sight to see their faces when I pushed my small mountain of luggage and tote boxes full of books pass the sea of Ugandan faces waiting to greet voyagers.
The travel was uneventful, and each time I felt like groaning for a stiffness, or boredom, I thought, but I’m not traveling with a toddler on my lap so I can endure anything. I went to visit the Ugandan mom on the flight who was traveling with a fussy one year old so I could distract the baby for her, play some games, hold her, and make her smile. It worked for a little while. The mom was so strong and steady, I wished I could be more like that when I’m on a long flight with a fussy baby.
The last flight was full of people who spend their careers working for NGOs (non government organizations) or short term and long term mission work. After a few hours we began to visit and learn from one another, encourage each other, exchange contact information, and pray for each other’s ministries.
It was really strange not to have Kira with me among Ugandans. When she is connected to me everyone can plainly see I love Uganda. I also love for her to see people who look just like her! She gets it right away. It’s going to be difficult to be apart from her for so long. Sometimes I wonder to myself, what am I doing? I should be home with my children, taking care of my home and husband. How is it that I’m trotting the globe alone? I have to trust that God has given me these other children in Uganda to care for and love. I am eager to lavish on them all the love I can give to them while I am here. This will be a precious time together. They don’t have school tomorrow so I’m going over there right after lunch and begin the fun.
I’ll have photos tomorrow to upload for sure! Thanks for coming along this journey and praying for this ministry.