You think people in the midwest are nice compared to big city folk. try out Lesotho. the Basotho are some of the friendliest, kindest, biggest hearted people i’ve ever met. theres something so truely magical about hopping into our bus, driving around this beautiful (and I mean beautiful. the plateaus and mountains everywhere around us with some of the most magnificent clouds billowing out over top of them. the green fields in the valleys that we drive through. man if you havn’t been to Southern Africa yet in your life. make the trip. seriously) country and waving to all of the children and adults we see along the road. i wish i made more time in my day to sit back and enjoy my surrounds… been working too hard digging pit latreens for houses over the past couple of days.
-playing two straight hours of soccer at kick for life. the girls totally owned our boy team thanks to their stout defense.
-all of the kids who always around to play with
-the growth of the friendships between us witt students as well as the ever growing attachment to this country. i can see why people come back from the trip abslutly in love with the country and the Basotho.
Dont get me wrong it’s not all hunky-dorry. theres just as deep of lows as there are high of highs. it’s a wake up slap in the face to see how unfair the world can be . a person over here can work his or her a** off for their whole life and still not provide enough for their familyfamily to have a good life. and then take us middle class students. we can float trough college, not really pushing ourselves at all and still come out on the other side with a job that can provide so much for us. it’s just not fair. we’re learning that. and starting to think about how we can create positive change in the world.
but i’ve been blogging for way too. it’s time to get off. there’s a bone fire calling my name. thanks everyone for the support. none of us could have been given this life changing opportunity it if wasn’t for our loving friends and family.
Mom (Catherine), Dad (Rob), George, Allie, Brent, Radam, Sim, Nana Grandfather, Auntie, Uncle Ken, Kev, Michael, tigger, rex Everyone else who I’m forgetting. thank you for everything. I love you all so much. have a great holiday season.
keeping you in my hearts while i’m over here.