Not sure if this will work, but we'll give emailing a post a try. I can see blogger here, but I can't do anything with it. Internet is spotty, too.
Anyway, this week has been one of the most remarkable of my life. I have been journaling a lot to help me remember things as well as process them. Things are so extreme here. There are cars everywhere just making up their own traffic patterns & rules. They share the road with many pedestrians, dogs, donkeys, goats, etc. There is also poverty unimaginable everywhere; things torn apart, falling apart...It's not very pretty, & yet it is beautiful.
There is so much I want to share...so much on my heart. But the beauty is like none other. The reason it is so spectacular is b/c it really has nothing to do with the outward appearance of things. It has to do with an attitude...people are loving, friendly, & they genuinely value each other here, especially children. For example, when we had to go to our embassy appointment, we pulled up & got out of our van. A street beggar in rags with obvious signs of a disease came running so excited up to K'Tyo. He kissed him on both cheeks with such delight. Sounds somewhat horrific, right? Actually, it was humbling. In that moment I was stunned b/c he did not ask for money...he saw a treasure greater than money.
Yes, I have a lot to share and a lot to learn.