Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday Love Letter - on a Monday!





Can you guess my answer to the above question? I have responded to these questions before, I believe it to be a wonderful exercise, for me as much as the children. Today while reading Laura's blog I was reminded of them again, loved her response and decided to write one of my own.
I was a big traveler before I married. One of my favourite destinations was Africa. I loved it so much I went back to live and work/teach for a couple of years in the mid 90s. In one sentence - it changed my life. As I often say to people, you go there to do good but in fact it is you who walk away the richer for the experience. And rarely a day goes by even now, in which my thoughts do not turn to the amazing continent and the deep impressions it made on me. A couple of years ago I did the scrap page with the quote "part of my heart remained ... my soul never left". I would love for my children to one day experience something like that.

7 comments:

Annika said...

What a great question and answer! I haven´t done anything like that but I can imagen that it has made your life richer just because! Beautiful photos and layouts!! TFS! :)

MariaT said...

I've never been to any part of Africa, but I would love to go. I'm glad you had such a wonderful experience with it.

Maria said...

Helen, I soooo know what you are talking about! My husband is born and brought up in Kenya, we lived there for 1.5 years and Freya is born there as well. There is no other place that makes me feel like Africa does. It is the sounds, the atmosphere the Hakuna Matata philosophie eventhougfh there is so much hardship there is more joy to make up for it! Love your photos and pages!!!

Leah. said...

What a beautiful thing to experience. I hope my kids will be able to travel and experience the world someday. What a gift!

Val said...

helen, while I was browsing your galeies to find LO for your birthday LO, I saw those, and I knew it
we never spoke about this, but I guess I living it here... time will tel me, of course... but

you are RICH helen

val

Yummers! said...

I remember that you shared a whie ago that you had lived in Africa. I'm so glad that you shared some photos of your experience. I'd love to see more!! The layouts are wonderful... and the sentiments beautiful!!
Joni
Boyd's still sick... they just don't know what's causing the fevers.

BearFamily said...

This is wonderful, looks like a great experience you did in Africa! I also hope Keanu can see a lot of the beauty in the world, I have seen many countries and hope he will too. Gorgeous pages too!

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