Monday, January 18, 2010

When Life in Africa is Ordinary after 2 1/2 years...

It is amazing to get to the point when living in a third world culture is Normal and Ordinary. I find myself not so amazed by many things now, since it is all is normal. When I automatically talk in Chichewa- the language here in Malawi- How is that normal? When i drive into town, swerving around a group of goats and seeing people riding bikes that are about to fall into my path, how is that normal? I didn't know that I would feel this comfortable. When my children are so used to the power going out daily or the water stopping - how is that normal? When gas is scarce and I accept that it is fine and we will figure a way around needing the gas- how is that normal? Amazing the simple things that I don't even know that is not normal to my western culture that I have accepted as normal. It was so fun to see it when my parents came to visit and share life with them. I saw through their eyes what I have so gotten used to. Routine has come as today starts the second semester of school for the girls and next week all the College students come back to campus. We are looking forward to life full on the campus again. And Life to be Normal! :)

We have a vistor from San Diego staying with us for about a month. She was a former student of Bob's at Christian High School. It will be fun to share life with her. She will be helping at the academy and the going out to villages around ABC.

So the normal life begins. Lots of love- amy louise


Robin said...

Amy, I love this little peek into what your everyday life is like in Malawi. I love you and pray for you friend.

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