Saturday, March 28, 2009


Our parents are IN malawi!! is hard to believe.  They arrived yesterday around 3 pm, which is a miracle in and of itself that they actually got here on the flight initially planned.  Basically the Lord carried them through each airport and connecting flight.  They had quite the experience though.  Hopefully one day I will write about it.  
But they are HERE! Like I said...hard to believe.  I emailed my dad's long time office manager asking which was harder to believe:  That mom and dad had 2 daughters living in Africa or that Mom and Dad were actually going to Africa to visit them!  Earlier this week I told several is just surreal because for so long the possibility of someone coming to see you is...well...not a possibility b/c you are on the other side of the world.  And then all of a sudden you are getting ready for them to come...and SEE them in the airport and it is pretty shocking.  Mom said she can understand now why/how we think (all the time), "How did we get here and What are we doing?!"
I m excited about a fun week of letting them see/experience our life here.  We are having a braii on tuesday night (that s a south african bbq), showing them the regular day at school, basketball practice, dinner with our favorite families here, etc.  It is just the normal routine but with our parents!  Dad has been asked to speak in chapel which i am very excited about.  i love hearing him speak.
I just wanted to give a quick update.  I will try to do so as much as possible throughout the week.  yay for family visitors!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

over stimulation

so at any given moment in the same moment when driving in malawi, you might car at a dead stand still in your lane while simultaneously having a car trying to pass from the oncoming traffic (on a double yellow mind you...if there is an actual double yellow line painted on the street), with various pedestrians on the side of the road as well as two or so casually crossing the street...yet everyone is still driving at about 50 kph passing within a hair thickness of the car next to them.  This happened today as I was driving to the grocery store.  I turned the corner and was able to look down this 4 lane road in Lilongwe...i saw all of this at the same time.  I chuckled to myself.  Shocking thing didnt phase me...i was one of those people continuing to travel at the same speed.  I clearly remember the days where i would have flipped from the slight stimulation overload!