alive and well (sorta)

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I am finally breaking my virtual silence......we are still in Kenya soaking up cool weather (even cooler than we anticipated... I have been wearing the same pair of socks for 3 days) and fabulous friends that not only allow us to freeload but even cook amazing 'Merican treats for us even though some little girls that shall remain nameless throw their spaghetti all over the joint (We love you Janders)!
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Our conference was so awesome and a total recharge and time of connecting to people reaching out in similar areas (many WAY more hardcore...think war zones which also served to give my complaining spirit some butt kicking). We loved hanging out with the sort of people that appreciate cool weather, wearing Wazungu clothes, and proper lattes as much as we do.
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Anni made some great friends!
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Mmmmm...good eats!
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It has been so amazing to just be together as a family. I guess you often do not know how badly you need a rest until you make the time to take some. I am so grateful for this time we have to be together and be refreshed.
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The "sorta well" part is that we spent ALL DAY in a local hospital here to get check ups mostly motivated by our constant sickness issues. After blood draws, peeing and other fun stuff in cups, and waiting for epic amounts of time alongside what at times seemed like all of Kenya we got to see an American doctor who was very helpful. Turns out I have an amoeba...yuck! But explains my stomach pains for the past few weeks. So all of us are being treated so that we can stop passing this around. Our new family motto: Hugs & kisses are great for sharing ......nasty microorganisms not so much! Jason also might be "allergic" to our island which gave us many giggles and he now has a steroid inhaler that he will try when we arrive back island side. The idea is that is might help the constant colds and bugs he keeps getting. Hey, we are willing to try anything at this point.

I am sitting wearing a sweatshirt, sipping hot coffee, and looking out at mountains. Life is good. Rumor has it the family we are staying with might cook Thanksgiving dinner this week: WooHoo! We are thankful for a few more days of resting and being with friends. all blessing...kabisa.

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Comments

Beth said…
Roxanne, you look lovely. :) And I'm glad to hear from you again.

Also, don't you love it when our complaining spirit gets a butt kicking? I'm being serious here. LOL. I really do love it. It puts everything back into perspective and and gives a fresh dose of reality that this thing we are in is way bigger than anything we could ever imagine.
I'm so thankful you are able to get some refreshing time and recharging time. It's needed to keep us going.
Bibi Ronnie said…
So glad you all saw a real doctor at a real hospital. Hope you feel better soon, and Evy looks fine. Glad you ate getting some rest and renewal. Nice seeing your hair in pics too.
Jorie said…
So happy you are getting much-deserved rest and relaxation! It's fun to see you in jeans and t-shirts, and Jason, I'm glad you could wear the Bears hat in Kenya. :) We missed sharing great food and crescent rolls with you guys on Thanksgiving... but glad you enjoyed some turkey too!
Gma Rho said…
So great to hear about your time in Kenya - great idea to see an American doctor!! Hope when the new year arrives, it will be filled with good health for you all.

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