Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's snowing in London! Next stop: Kitale, Kenya!

It has been almost a year and a half since was last in Kenya. The reasons are many and can be summed up in just a few phrases: 1. The Economy 2. Life Challenges and most importantly 3. God said 'Wait'. So, while I obediently waited for God to give me the green light to return - I did my best to keep funds flowing into Oasis in these horrbile economic times and dealt with life challenges involving work and family. It hasn't been an easy time...but, I learned a lot about what I am capable of and I gained some valuable life lessons.

And finally - I was given the assurance that it was indeed time to pack my bags and my 14 tubs of donated school and medical supplies and book a ticket back to Kenya.

So, as I sit here in my hotel room in London on my overnight layover - I am so thankful that in just a couple of days, I will once again be hugging the kids I love so much!

It has been in the 70's in California and the same in Kitale. But look at what it looks like in London! The temps are in the 30's and it is snowing. Despite the fact that I only have my carry on luggage (with just lightweight clothing) because I checked my bags in at LAX all the way to Nairobi-I had to go take a little walk and snap some pics. This California/Kenyan girl doesn't get much opportunity to watch snowflakes fall out of the, even though I was pretty tired after the long flight; the brisk air was invigorating. One day of this is fun...but, I pray that the weather doesn't get any worse and my flight to Nairobi will leave as scheduled in the morning!

Next stop...Kitale!

If you look closely, you can see snow falling!
The hotel is right next to Terminal 5 at Heathrow. In fact, I walked over a covered bridge from the airport.
The landscape in me was enjoying seeing these Boxwood bravely face the cold weather without even a yellow leaf!
This mural of a tree in summer is can see the real trees poking their bare branches up behind it....
The hotel is warm...but it is pretty bleak outside.

BRRRRRRRRRRRRR....back to my room for some tea and a hot bath!


Debbie said...

Get some rest and have a great trip!!
Welcome to my world and the snow! Praying for good weather and an on time departure!

Alli Hibb said...

Glad you are half-way and safe.
Praying for you...and SUPER excited to hear all about it when you come home!

Love you...and those kids!