Sunday, July 17, 2016

Graduation and Expectations

As we scurried to get out of Injibara and down to Addis, we realized we had never officially graduated the girls from KG2. 

Because we travel so much and miss days, we were finishing up our school year. This called for a party.

I am so glad we did it, even amidst the packing mess, as the girls were delighted. Our teammates and two summer interns came over and we ate and celebrated their accomplishments.

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Hands down, favorite part of the evening was their “Graduation Speeches” which they gave, prompted by questions from Jon. 

When A was asked, “What are you most looking forward to about next year?” She sweetly exclaimed, “Riding the school bus!”

J was asked the same question and she said, “Umm, getting a different teacher.” She also mentioned to me earlier in the week that she was really hoping she would be able to go to first grade in a castle and she was feeling disappointed.  We all were trying to control our laughter to not stop the speeches. 

We had a few conversations about expectations and we realized they think school is only when they go to the international school in Addis. Apparently what Mama and the girls do is just hang out? Crack me up!

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We had a time of prayer and then said goodbye to the team as we start our journey to the US on Monday night! (your day). Have I mentioned how much I love international travel (sarcasm is heavy here)…we will save this post for another day. :)  Please join us in prayer for safe and uneventful flights, sleep and our health. Thanks so much!

4 comments:

Kristi said...

gracious. I would have loved to hear those speeches! :)

sandra said...

Praying a safe trip. I hear you will be down the road from us Thursday night? Or maybe it's Friday night? Enjoy your time at Steph and phil's and your time in the states. Hope to see you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for safe trip! Love you all! Heidi c.

Kristen Hoerr said...

This gave me such a good laugh!