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Final days in Kenya

Am writing this from a rainy Nairobi to prepare us for the UK with a few hours left in this country… we’ve had a busy week in Nairobi after catching the train here last week...Our house from the train

Our house from the train

Enjoying the carriage

Enjoying the carriage

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view

Goodbye Kisumu!

Goodbye Kisumu!

train final

train final

arriving in Nairobi

arriving in Nairobi

The past few weeks have felt like a rollercoaster of things to do, packing, repacking, unpacking, and goodbyes, which leaves us feeling tired and a bit weary.
Baby swap

Baby swap

orongo classroom

orongo classroom

mama orongo

mama orongo

mama jos2

mama jos2

I would love to be writing this with a clear plan and time scale of our next steps, with our year in Kenya nicely wrapped up with a bow, and an impressive Powerpoint presentation of ‘what we’ve learnt’ ready to go… but I guess life’s sometimes not as clear as that, and amidst a general feeling that we can return to Africa, there are still so many question marks hovering nearby. Probably more question marks than this time a year ago, and amongst all the goodbyes and busyness, it’s hard to find the time & space to seek the next step or 2.

Thinking back over our time in Kisumu, there is a mixture of things we will and won’t miss when we are back in the UK…
We will miss:
The sunshine, our garden, the slower pace of life, our neighbourhood, our friends, our cats,naughty kitty

naughty kitty

the worship at church, the ladies bible study group, the nursery school, orongo classroom

orongo classroom

the hustle and bustlekisumu 4

kisumu 4

kisumu 3

kisumu 3

kisumu 1

kisumu 1

kisumu2

kisumu2

We will not miss…
The constant attention, the constant strong advice on parenting, the neighbour’s barking dog, the faff of filtering water to avoid cholera or typhoid, the sermons which require earplugs, people pushing in queues, climbing in and out of a mosquito net to feed Amelie, the heat and hassle...

So, that is that. A year of new experiences and new ideas. A year of difficulties and frustrations. A year of fun and new friends. We are so thankful to God for keeping us safe especially while giving us a beautiful gift of a daughter. Thanks to all of you who have travelled with us in our Kenyan journey...
smiley fish

smiley fish

smiley baba

smiley baba

Posted by africraigs 02:54

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