When I decided to start a blog I told myself I would never apologize for long periods of silence. When I was young it seemed like every letter I wrote to family or friends far away began with…”I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote.” I would feel guilty because I had intended to write and just hadn’t done it.
Sometimes it’s so easy to get busy living life, that making time to connect with people who are important to us gets lost in the shuffle.
This weekend I had a phone call with a lifelong friend and I was reminded of why I began blogging…I want to share my life with you. I want you to know a little more about me as you read my posts. It’s important to me.
Since moving to Africa you would think I would have lots of exciting things to share, but it doesn’t always feel that way. My mornings are filled with my ministry and the rest of the day is spent in a variety of tasks…checking/responding to emails, doing laundry, trips to the grocery store, taking naps – I don’t know if this really can be considered a task but it is part of some of my afternoons, studying Wolof, making dinner and taking care of my garden.
But while all of these things seem very routine to me, you may still find them interesting. So I will try to give you a picture of what my life in Senegal is like.
Gardening in Dakar
Gardening is in my blood.
It is definitely different growing plants on a rooftop garden in pots and a small sandy courtyard, then growing a 1/2 acre garden in Minnesota with my family. But I am so thankful God has given me a way to connect with Him through growing things!
While I was writing this I took a break to go water my plants on the roof and got to enjoy a gentle rain…such a long-awaited joy!
Thanks for taking the time to connect with me.