Making A House A Home
Everything is done differently here in Ghana
and that can be,at times, frustratingly humorous.
One has to have spent a little time here to
truly understand what that means.
It's not unlike those idiosyncrasies of your
loved ones that drive you crazy while endearing them to you at the same time.
Setting up home here has exemplified this point and makes the fact that we did it in under two weeks a true African miracle!
Acacia Shade home, Accra Ghana
The home is now ready for its precious new occupants.
It is, by no means perfect, but it IS the perfect home for us.
The doors will still hang crooked, there are cracks in the floor tiles, the finished paint job looks like primer, the water often just trickles out, while toilets flush only about half the time and the dim, weird florescent lighting leaves you having to feel your way around at night.
But it is affectionately warm, and shiny clean, with new little beds, and lots of kindly donated furnishings, supplies, and toys.
I know it will be a good home.
If ever there's a day when the water has pressure, the lights don't blitz out, the fridge holds temp, and the toilets flush, it will have been a good day indeed.
Better still however, are the days when kids are smiling, tummies are full, fingers are busy stringing beads or coloring pictures, while delicious smells waft from the kitchen, and laughter rings through the air.
We plan to have many of those days here at Acacia Shade's new home.
And so it is .....tomorrow we collect the children from the orphanage and bring them here to their new home.
unpacked, cleaned, arranged, purchased, and anticipated their arrival.
that there is ONE thing that they will know for certain and that thing is....and to be part of a family,