Monday, November 22, 2010


That's not Kiswahili for "Turkeys!" Barikiwa means "Blessings!/ Thanksgivings!" (to you all).

One of my brilliant nieces maintains three amazing blogs, as well as a beautiful "gratitude list." I seriously considered doing the latter but quickly gave up. I'm a whole lot older than she is, so my list was too long before I could even begin to write.

I can only tell you that I am thankful every day for every one of you who cares about me and the people I love -- including the people of Maseno. Be assured that we cherish you, too, and that we hope you'll have a blessed Thanksgiving Day/Week/Year!

When I was very young, I was grateful, at this season of the year, for the turkey stickers posted on the pages of my homework. Nowadays I am grateful, at every season of the year, for the prayers posted on the tablet of my heart. Asante sana.


Kim said...

Thank you Dee. Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day in Africa. I know we will both be sitting at the table in Connecticut, in spirit, but also loving the lives we are living. Blessings to you, and love to all those you care for.

Nancy Rowe said...

God bless you and all of our friends in the Maseno area! We are grateful for you! love from cold Wisconsin!