Another Day in Paradise

May 20, 2007 at 6:12 am (Claudia, Trip 2007)

Today we are going to the massai market. It should be ery different from wwhat we experienced yesterday. Yesterday afternoon we went to anothr market and I had never experienced anything like it. Everywhere I turned there were people there they were referred to as “brokers” and they would travel in packs and try to assist you around the whole market place. I had never seen this kind of thing before. There we were and this large mass of people were crowding us. It had some sad moment too, like when mommas would come and beg for money. They were shoe-less and many times had a baby with them. I wanted to give but I knew that if I gave to one, I’d have to give to all.claudia-with-little-girls.gif
But today we’re going to another market followed by an afternoon at Nyumbani.

I’m really looking forward to going back there with the kids. They are such bueatiful souls. When I arrived there yesterday, I was greeted by a little biy named Simon who led me to the playground. Soon after, we were joined by about 4 more children. I pushed them around on the merri-go-round and the sounds of their laughter was like music to my ears. I loved being there with them. it was also ery hard for me to be there because it made my heart sad that these precious children were infected with HIV.
However, I do look forward to seeing them today. A couple of the children gave me high five when they knew we were returning. I’m so excited!!

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Shangilia

May 18, 2007 at 6:48 pm (Claudia, Trip 2007)

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WOW!!!! Today was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I had such a wonderful time at Shangilia. The kids were so cute and receptive toward us all. I didn’t know what to expect, but they greeted us with songs, acrobatics, and dance. I had never seen anything like this before. They are so commited to what they do and I was so moved by how they did everything with their whole bodies. I met so many precious children and one of the most special moments was when we all sang the song “We are one” This song is so powerful it nearly moved me to tears. I just love these children. I wish that all my friends could meet these kids. I think everyone could learn a thing or two from these special people. Their energy, laughter, and openness are all contagious, and I’m learning so much from them. I’ve already made some special friends; Joyce, and Winnie. I can’t wait to see them all again. I’ll continue to write. Please continue to read.
Love, Claudia

PS I want to move to Africa!


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Nyumbani

May 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm (Claudia, Trip 2007)

Today we went to Nyumbani(an orphange) It was so amazing and the kids are the cutest things ever. They greeted us with songs and smiles :) I can’t wait to work with them again.

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