Today was a wonderful day, filled with joy. Imagine if you start your day as an AidSpirit team member, enjoying the sounds of tropical birds out your window, eating breakfast as a family and sharing words and thoughts from a very beautiful bunch of people. We spend a brief period meditating on our own personal journeys and goals to accomplish for the day, all the while knowing we are on African time.
That truly means, don’t worry, Be Happy. No changes to a schedule could bring down the individual love and excitement we have when we see our kids at TM. How many of you can say that when raising our own children that they ran to see us and throw their arms around us and greet us with a smile. Being here reminds us of how loved and appreciated we are as their sponsors.
Imagine 35 children hugging, smiling and welcoming you, and 1000's of others that we see on our short bus ride to TM home every day. They shout to us, Mazungu! Mazungu! There way of greeting a very different type of people, White person. Some volunteers danced and sang with the children, songs of our youth. Itsy Bitsy spider, peanut butter and jelly and No More Monkeys give new meaning when they are belted out with a cute Ugandan accident!
The older boys played with their younger siblings, while they played on our iPads and phones. What a joy to have the young girls eager to show us their dorms and pictures of their sponsors, mom and dad, in America. Some pictures were tattered and years old, but they were most proud of them. We sang, laughed, ate amazing food like chapati, matokee and chips! Everyone pitches in to cook, clean and make us welcome. We close our day with a 30 min goodnight (sulabaloong) and away we went back to the hotel for a nightcap and great conversation.