The day started out wonderfully. Instead of rolling out of bed around 6:30 in the morning, I opened my eyes to find full sunshine streaming through my window. When I came into the kitchen to start the coffee, I discovered that I had slept in until quarter after eight! What a luxury!
While the temperature is still pretty cold, the cheery sunshine and bright blue sky put a bounce in my step. I had taken several days off from working out when we had some little guests here, but I hopped back on the wagon this morning. Those post-workout endorphins are a wonderful thing!
My day was made even better by the excitement of knowing that Agartha and Evelyn have both been sponsored!! (Thank you, thank you, Stacey and Julie!!) God is so GOOD!
After lunch, I took Kaya to a birthday party and had an afternoon date with my little peanut, Luna. One on one time is so special and fun! We made a couple of stops in town including lunch at the bagel shop.
What could top off a day like this? How about a Tanzanian Happy Dance!! We received our first letter from Mkapa!
He told us the names of his family members, including all seven of his siblings. He shared that his favorite subject in school is math and he loves to learn the word of God. He told us the name of his town and that it is on the border of Tanzania and Kenya. We were able to look it up and see maps and aerial imaging of where he lives. He also shared that he can see Mount Kilimanjaro and asked if we had heard of it. This was exciting for Kaya, because she learned about it during our unit study on Tanzania. Mkapa ends his letter, “I love you.” which is just so sweet.
As the sun sets on today, I am thankful for a day of goodness. I hope that your day was good as well!