26 August 2012

The Flower Girls

Last weekend we were invited to the wedding of a good friend from work.  The bride and groom were beautiful, but I couldn't stop taking pictures of the flower girls and ring bearers (stay tuned for upcoming post).  It was illuminating to see their emotions change throughout the ceremony, from the nervousness of walking in, the anxious anticipation during the vows,  ending with the joyous exit (above).  It definitely brought back memories of when I was a rather shy ring bearer myself (though for years I thought I had been a ring bear).  Enjoy!

25 August 2012

Leopard Mom and Cub

Dear Faithful Readers, islanders and landlubbers alike, after a little hiatus we're back!  It has been a roller-coaster couple of months on the island, starting with a lovely visit from friends and family but more recently a bout with acute schistosomiasis (Katayama Fever) that had me in the hospital for a couple days because they thought I might have bacterial meningitis.  Oh and there was some malaria and other stuff mixed in there as well.  Anyhow, I'm feeling great now, can move my head and neck again, and I basically feel like a really blessed owl.  Someday soon I will write a few reflections down, but in short,  I've come away from all of the recent events loving God and loving Kenya even more, and extremely thankful for the friends and family in my life. 

To reward you for your patience (I hope to be posting more now!), I'd like to share a moment that graced our island at dusk a few weeks ago -- a leopard mom and cub hangin out and playing with each other.  This is island life.  It's good to be back.