Saturday, August 23, 2008
And, the Coast..... (Big Smile!)
Our team snuck out of town on 13 August at 5am. We pulled up at the hotel on the Kenyan coast at 1:30pm and for the next (almost) 6 days we RESTED. Ahhhhhhh. It was so good.
Heather and Sianna got their hair braided because a) they've always wanted to do this and b) it saved their mommies literally hours in time that would have been spent untangling their hair every night. Those girls can give some serious time to body surfing, I tell you what!
I mostly lounged and read. I shifted from one lounging area to another and sometimes got up for a cup of tea or a glass of juice. I read For the Beauty of the Earth, that book on Creation care that Jesse brought home. Excellent. I lingered through it. Then I read My Hands Came Away Red. I especially liked the parts about re-entry to home culture and the journey of healing after trauma.
Meanwhile, the rest of our party was engrossed in our ONE copy of The Shack. Fortunately for me, I finished it before we went to the coast and so I wasn't in a race to read it and then pass it on to one of the others. Byron, Jesse and Trevor read it there while Colin and Tammy both started it.
Oh, yes! Byron and I also celebrated our 26th anniversary while we were there :-)
Back to real life now. We have a team from LA here for 10 days. Good people doing good stuff. Very nice!