March 16, 2012

traveling heart

For three weeks I've been following them through Africa... South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, checking off each location as the days passed. Once upon a time, those words were half-way across the world, and now? I feel like I could reach out and touch them. Thank you, Mom. I am so excited to hear her stories, knowing that even the same stories will feel different this time, now that I have seen some of it for myself. Most of all I want to hear about the elephant nudging their tent in the wee hours of the morning. And the baby wildebeest. And how it felt to be in the midst of a giraffe herd. Yes, I want to hear it all. And I know she'll be anxious to share it.

And because sharing is nice, I will share a few more pieces of my heart...

Yes, Africa still lives in my heart... and these faces, and the joy I saw in them, are a part of the reason.


Southern Gal said...

Thank you, friend, for sharing with me. Your heart is so big.

jenn said...

yes, look at those faces...and the face of someone who embraced every moment!!! ;-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, how I love these photos!!!
So glad your mom is such a good'll get all the details soon!

Cassie said...

Cool. It was such a fabulous thing for your family to be able to experience Africa together. Your mom has truly been bitten by the Africa bug! (My father was also.RIP Daddy.)

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