“That’s a lot of stars in the sky!” I exclaimed as we took the long road home from the airport to my parents home here in Zimbabwe.
Either 2 days of travel (24 hours of flight time along) had gotten to me, OR it was true – I actually haven’t seen a sky full of stars in a long time….because let’s face: there IS quite a lot of light pollution in the night sky where I’m from…on the other side of the world.
There has been a lot to take in over these past couple days. Jet lag, partnered with the fact that I haven’t been to Zimbabwe in 2 years, made for an interesting arrival.
I just can’t believe it though.
Sometimes I blink – and think – AM I REALLY HERE? IN ZIMBABWE?
Really, I’m just grateful! I’m SUPER excited to dive into the Hwata School Project next week!!! [read more about it here] Just 2 years ago, I was here after fundraising for a well to be dug at the same school! Now, we’ve set a goal for establishing a school garden and installing running water.
If I can just be honest – my emotions have been oscillating between feeling overjoyed AND overwhelmed.
The thought that a single thought or person or group of people can actually MAKE a difference when they recognize other human beings in need (even on the other side of the world) – that thought is encouraging.
But enough of that deep, heavy thinking for now – let me tell you about how great it’s been!
This first week I’m spending visiting the school where I did a book drive for (about 3 years ago). The books donated back THEN are still being used today! I’ll be visiting them the rest of this week, to read in the different classrooms and see the library.
Until then, I’ll leave you with a video and a few pictures of what I’ve seen and experienced so far! The first few pictures show me telling the children’s story at church! The rest were taken at my Gogo (grandmother)’s house 🙂
Watch vlog here: https://www.facebook.com/vimbotinevimbo/videos/1000391986764199/