My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Friday, November 21, 2008

An update from my Mego from Africa~

This is an email I received from my Meggi~

A few pics...............
............which will have to do until i have time to get some albums up!
1. the man we ordered furniture from, making our furniture (shelves for our clothes; made out of palm leaves)
2. a bus. they're all painted this way. they're completely gutted out old vans/busses, painted wild colors (all look the same though). you get in and out through the back. Oh, and that is the 4-6 lane highway (depending on how wide you think a lane should be) we have to manage to run across several times a day.
3. the mats we all eat on at work. there are anywhere from 20-30 people at lunch, sharing 3 huge platters, usually some variation of rice, vegetables and fish, always with a really flavorful, and sometimes spicy, sauce
4. view from the office. may not be pretty, but it's considered a good neighborhood
love m & j
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mendela







For those of you that don't know about what my oldest daughter is doing, you can check one or all of these out~
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Peace, HeidiHo;)

12 comments:

april said...

Wow! Cool pics!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great shots, sounds like everything is going well for them. Looking forward to hearing about them soon.
Jen

Kelly said...

How inspiring.
How long will they be in Africa?

♥ Becky ♥ said...

So glad to hear from her. It looks like an interesting place to be. Love the pictures!!!! Thank you so much for sharing her journey with all of us.

nikkicrumpet said...

What an adventure for them. I couldn't do it....so it's amazing to see people who have the courage and love to accomplish great things. YAY them!

Dana and Daisy said...

You've raised a caring young lady. Two I'd say!

McEwens said...

Yea thats a great neighborhood!!! It is so good to get the updates! What a great daughter

If you care to look, here is another picture of an africa bus we took
http://coloradomcewens.blogspot.com/2008/05/this-is-tro-tro.html

tammy said...

So great that she is there.

Jeannelle said...

Its so interesting to see these scenes from another part of the world, and hear about your daughter's experiences. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Marchelle said...

i cant even imagine how proud you are of them!

binders said...

Wow. That's amazing. I will never be young and fabulous and having a grand adventure so I'll just have to live vicariously through Megs! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do that.

DesertHen said...

What amazing, cool photos. Thank you for sharing. So glad your Meg's is able to share her adventures with us all......=)