Friday, December 12, 2008

One year ago, I had just recently returned to Uganda to rebuild St. Kizito Primary School. Upon arrival, I was greeted by 12 children and 2 volunteers. The kids in their excitement, pushed through the crowds awaiting the arrival of their friends and family members, ran around the luggage bearing, exhausted travellers, and swarmed me with my many bags. We temporarily stopped the exiting traffic and I was torn between pushing the kids along to allow the others to embrace their loved ones and wanting to give each one the biggest, longest hug ever. We settled for a large group hug and found some open space. After two days of travel, I couldn't have asked for a better reception. It was the picture perfect arrival.

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