Friends for Life

(Sat. July 14th)

I’ve made many friends here during my two-week stay, and some of the families are near and dear to my heart. I’m already looking forward to returning, so I can see how Portia has grown and how Grace and Lorita are doing in Junior High School. David has been asking me every day for the past few days if he can come with me to California. Augustina (Grace and David’s mom), the amazing woman who has cooked all of my delicious meals, tells me she and the kids will miss me. I will most definitely miss them, too, as well as the flurry of village activity each morning, the kids flocking to me in the afternoon when school is over, the beautiful women in the village with their huge, curious smiles, asking “Afoi?” and laughing a heartfelt laugh when I’m able to respond “Eeeee, mefon” in Ewe. Though the 4 a.m. roosters were not my favorite, it will take a while to adjust to my quiet neighborhood at home where the occasional plane landing or departing accounts for most of the neighborhood noise. Kids screaming, mothers yelling, roosters crowing, birds competing for air-time all at once, will be ingrained in the sound-files of my memory forever.


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About Margit Boyesen

Teacher. Photographer. Traveler.

4 responses to “Friends for Life”

  1. Donna Proal says :

    Hey Margit,
    Your friends are beautiful… Donna & Katie

  2. Lorien Warner says :

    We were out of town for three weeks and just came home to your beautiful posts and photos! The kids and I had a marathon session looking through everything. We really appreciate you taking the time, and everything you do! Also looking forward to what you’ll bringing to the classroom after a summer like this. Thank you!

    the Blehms

    • mboyesen says :

      Hi Lorien!
      Thanks for sharing the blog with the whole family! 🙂 I still have a several posts to add (I just got back from Europe last night). Hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful summer! See you soon!

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