Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ethiopia :: Fresh and Clear


This day has been given to me fresh and clear.
I can either use it or throw it away.
I promise I shall use this day well, knowing that it can never come back again.
I realize this is my life, to use to its fullest.
-Chamberlain Elementary School Motto

Back home, my kids are sleeping and will wake to their fourth day of a new school year.

 We wake up today, ready to live the same words.



This is our last day in Addis. A full day.
At its end, we'll head to the airport for the long journey home.

I have so much to say, so much to process.

Be home soon.

xo,
shannan

11 comments:

  1. Smiling faces, roses and other lovely plants, weaving. We are all so related in many areas.

    I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

    Enjoy your reunion with your family.

    FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the motto, I'm going to hang it on my classroom door. Also, I like the blue bird shirt.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Way to go with the throw back blue bird sweater...I have the exact same one dove! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great motto! Safe travels home, hoping your heart is full and your trip is smooth.
    P.S. That's the infamous bird sweater? I think it's super cool and you wear it quite well.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I may post that quote on my door!

    Can't wait to hear more about your experience! Praying for safe travels!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I want to fist pump and high five and spirit kick to that motto. SO good!

    You and your sisters in that photo are glowing and gorgeous. I'm on the edge of my seat to hear more and more and more! xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've been reading your blog for what seems like forever.....alright, it has been a year. I crave the words. This is my first comment and I must say that the smile on your face in this picture reflects pure joy! I can't wait to hear about this journey!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've been reading your blog for what seems like forever.....alright, it has been a year. I crave the words. This is my first comment and I must say that the smile on your face in this picture reflects pure joy! I can't wait to hear about this journey!

    ReplyDelete
  9. When you mentioned your blue bird sweater the other day, I had a feeling....and sure enough - I have the same blue sweater :) i don't think it's all that bad. safe travels and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on your adventure.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've been thinking of you constantly. Look so forward to more.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thinking of you and praying for your safe journey home!

    ReplyDelete