Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Wow!  I seriously cannot believe that tonight is my last night here in Uganda.  My last night falling to sleep under a mosquito net and waking up to the sounds of rooster crowing outside our window.  I have really fallen in love with this country.  There is just something about this place that just sucks you in.  I'm not sure if it is it's beauty or it's people but I can see why it is called "The Pearl of Africa".

Today we rode a boda boda for the first time.  For those of you who don't know, it is basically a motorcycle taxi.  They are on every street corner here.  Either you hire a driver for the day or you take a boda boda.  I couldn't decide if I was excited or deeply concerned for my life but either way I absolutely loved it! We also had really good pizza for lunch.  In fact it was so good that we decided to have it again for dinner.  I think we are both missing food from home.  The first thing I want to eat when I get home is a cheeseburger!

So....tomorrow I visit with the girls one last time before I say goodbye.  I have played the scene a thousand times in my head.  I am hoping it won't be as sad as I have imagined.   It is really hard to say all that I want to say because I'm not sure how much they actually understand.  Even though they speak English, it is still hard.  At least now I have pictures and videos that we can watch and look at over and over and the girls have lots of pictures of us as well.

We will just all be praying hard that we will be back soon and when we do finally have court that the judge will give us a favorable ruling.  Then we can bring the girls home and the Asta family will be complete.


  1. I'll be thinking about you and praying for you today! It's so hard to leave but I know you'll be back soon. I'll hug the girls for you when I see them again next week!

  2. Oh Cindy, ya know if i wasn't "stuck" in Kenya with Benjamin and not able to leave the country, i would have been on the next flight to come and see you and your girls!! My heart is with you and am praying for you as you have to leave for now..i can't imagine how hard that must be. It was really hard for us when we met Benjamin for the first time and had to leave him to wait for his police report, though we were only a 45 min flight away from him. May the Lord be your comfort and strength! AM just so excited for yall and can't wait for the Omondi's growing family to meet up with the Asta's growing family again!! How fun is that going to be!! Amazing!

  3. Allison, Our next trip over will be for a much longer time...probably 3-5 weeks. maybe it will work out for ya'll to come see us then!