Visiting Busia where Laura visited eleven years ago was such a joy. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet their families. We so enjoyed just doing life with our friends. It seemed to mean so much to them that we wanted to see where they lived, worked, shopped, got their water and meet their friends. Below are some pictures of the people we met, the places we stayed and the memories made.
Kaya, Everlyn, Saumu, Laura and Carol Dorcas and family Everlyn, Kaya and her beloved baby chick. The kids were obsessed with these chicks and would try to catch them but Ugandan chickens are fast so the older boys would catch them for Kaya as a way to win her affection. 🙂 Kaya with Saumu who started calling her sister. Sweet Saumu with Kaya’s namesake, Baby Kaya. Carol and her mini This beautiful lady is Aunt Jennifer. She is a wonderful cook but we feel in love with her smile and her beautiful heart. She is preparing the Ugandan dish called, Matoke. Kaya loved baby Israel. Even though he was almost as big as she was she loved being a little mama. Practicing some Ugandan skills. These jerry cans were empty but Ugandan women carry these daily on their head. Without hands! On rugged terrain! It was amazing to watch. Dorcas with Isreal Peter showing the kids the tilapia that was caught on Lake Victoria The boys called Kaya, Princess and they sure treated her as one. We did lots of walking on these beautiful red roads. Vincent and Princess Kaya I wish I knew what they were saying in their little language. We got to go to a tailor to have Ugandan clothes made out of fabric that we got to pick out. It was fun to see what the kids picked out. Aunt Jennifer owns a restaurant . We were given some money to bless her and her family. Gerald told us that she would love some chairs to replace the small old benches that they had been using. She was so surprised and grateful! They were so excited about the chairs that they started an impromptu dance party. We all danced and even though the sun was hot it quickly turned into one of our most cherished memories! Saka was showing off his killer dance moves! Carter drumming with all his might! The kids loved drumming along as we danced.