Friday, June 27, 2014

Rwanda: Days Seven & Eight

Yesterday was a super day for Hays!  The "field day" that he was responsible for seemed to go off without a hitch.  He loved his time in the coffee farmers' village and he loved spending the afternoon with all of the kids!  They went extremely "muzungu" crazy wanting to all touch him and fist bump him and have their picture with him, but he was gracious and made the most of it.  I think he tried implementing the fun games he came up with, but when someone brought out a soccer ball, the entire day shifted to soccer!
Meanwhile, the last two days I have been in my Marketing & Fundraising for Non-Profits class and I have been loving it!  I would love to be the professor for it someday.  My teacher has been extremely impressed with my knowledge and with all that KIVU does in regards to this area and I've had to give all of the credit to Andy.  He is so creative and he is so good at it.  It seems like nearly every point in the books or the lectures he has already thought through!  I'm so proud of him!

Maggie has being-a-mommy-of-three fatigue.  She is wiped out!!!  I'm so proud of her, though.  Even though the kids are giving her a hard time, everyone at the school is so impressed with them.  They got to sit in on one of my presentations today (which I did with a drawn-on-my-hand hand puppet and they were more embarrassed than proud, I think).
I love my teacher.  She is an Indian woman who works with IJM.  She's a lawyer and she is so wise.  I have loved getting to know her and I am looking forward to getting to know her more throughout the year.

I sent Hays to work with a mission to catch a moto to the city center after to exchange some money.  So, he headed to work with several American bills and came home with a huge movie-worthy wad of Rwandan bills.  The kids thought that was hysterical.

Tonight my classmates played ultimate frisbee and let my kids join in.  They had a ball.  Everyone is being so gracious to them.  I'm so thankful!

All in all, we're having a good time.  It is weird being a family in another country without Andy.  Even though he travels often, we don't ever travel without him and I really miss having him here to share this with!!!!!  WE LOVE YOU, ANDY (DADDY)!!!!

1 comment:

janet s. straus said...

What an amazing experience for you and your family. I look forward to hearing more about your journey.