Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 8

Today we began our day on the top of monkey mountain - with a fresh breeze in the air we had to snuggle up to stay warm - but things warmed up as the big ball of orange worked its way through the clouds. We were then off to home of hope for an intense half day digging pumping and mixing - some sore bodies at the end of it.
We had the afternoon off spending some time at the Source of the Nile, the Keep - amazing milkshakes - the market and then to the Gately for dinner to end of another big day in Uganda. #godisgood #greattimes

Today was our last day at Hope of Hope which was bittersweet. It was sad to say goodbye to the kids because every time they saw you they were so happy and to put a smile of these kids’ faces felt so rewarding. We spent our last half day completing the laundry slab and digging a trench from the slab to the road to put a pipe in. A few of girls decided to take some of the kids in wheelchairs for a walk down the road and they got so excited. Because the staff are always so busy, they do not get a chance to take the kids out so it was good to get them out of the house. The girl I was pushing I had not seen smile for the three days I was there and then all of a sudden a small giggle escaped from her mouth and a smile spread across her face and it was so amazing to see. Such a small thing brought me so much happiness. Just taking these kids out for half an hour or so seems like such a small thing to us but to them it must mean the world. Being at home of hope was extremely confronting for me and very emotionally draining, however it opened my eyes to what condition some kids have to live in. However, seeing their faces light up when seeing you was really special and to think I have enriched these kids’ lives in some way is an amazing feeling; an experience I won’t forget.  – Megan 

1 comment:

Meagan Taylor said...

You guys are doing amazing work. I love the photos!!