Thursday, April 19, 2007

Our House.... Not in the middle of the street!


This is where we lived from 1989-1999 in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. It's a long way from anywhere else :-) Hennie Marais in England sent us this photo yesterday. He was there recently.

I post it for Carrie because she lived here on this same clearing as a little girl before our family did. Her house sat right where this one does but it was made of wood and, sadly, it was destroyed by fire a couple of years after we moved in. We built this one out of stabilized soil blocks, which are very like adobe blocks. Byron and a crew of Maasai friends made them. It's a great house. Now our very dear friends at Walking With Maasai headquarter there.

So here's a shout out, (though they rarely have the chance to go on-line,) to our friends at Walking with Maasai: Andre, Kashu, David and Francis... We love you and pretty much think the world of you!

2 comments:

Lassiter Family said...

As silly as this may seem, that picture caught me completely off guard and I started crying. When I am going through the motions of my everyday life, I often inadvertently push these small things that make me who I am to the back of my mind. Sometimes, something jumps out to remind me of who I am and where I come from. Thanks, Lisa!

lisa said...

Byron, Trevor and I were together looking at the photos that Hennie sent. This one of the house and clearing really impacted us as well. I didn't cry but I felt like I was going to! I'm glad this photo made you cry (in a nice way, of course!) It's so good to remember.... helps us understand ourselves and helps us keep growing into who we are becoming.