I held it together for as long as I could. I was on Skype with Rocky when she told me that the girls had no concept of what a slumber party was. That’s certainly no surprise. It’s a cultural thing. So when I saw this first tweet, I was prepared. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/headmutha/status/12958923946[/tweeted] Rocky uses the same […]
It’s Tuesday morning in Kenya. A short while ago I was laying in the dark wondering what time it was. There was no sign of daylight. I reached for my phone and regrettably read 3:58am. “Oh, God. I only slept 5 1/2 hours.” That would make 13 hours sleeps since Saturday morning in Los Angeles. […]
“Is she almost here?”
“When will they get here?”
“I can’t wait to see her.”
“This will be the best week yet!”
I can imagine the anticipation right before each and every trip Rocky makes to our friends in Kenya. Their hearts leap for joy, knowing that someone they love in the United States is coming to spend time with them.
I believe the greatest joy comes from the outpouring of love, time, and energy.
Sure, they love receiving the pencils & underwear. But it’s more than that. It’s the quality of time. I envision the time spent playing those hand clapping games together. I imagine sharing of laughs. Drawing pictures in the dirt ground. I really should visit with Rocky about this – but I like where my imagination goes 🙂
It reminds me of the simple things to remember with my children. When planning for the summer activities – I need to remember the time together is the most important thing. It’s not important to go here and there- always with a planned agenda – it’s the quiet moments together. It’s the window of opportunity provided for conversation. The availability. The stillness.
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