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Saying Good bye is hard...

the group is gone!!!!!!


Good evening Blogger,
Time is winding down and I have to come back home soon , although I keep whining I don't want to come home, yet I have to. I had to say by to the group and that was so hard for me. I woke up this morning with a sad face because I knew that the majority of the group was leaving out today going back home to end this portion of their journey's, but to add on new pieces to their journey's; each and every person taking a piece of what they learned while in Ghana.

I hope that each person takes what they have learned while in Ghana and use it to better the life of all man kind, besides that is what Africa is all about. Taking care of one another and what ever you do do it for the good of the community." We are therefore I am." Gotta love those African proverbs, they help keep you thinking about other people at all times. I think this trip taught me how to be sensitive and to have more compassion in my heart. There were so many things that I learn about my self while in Ghana; all I cna say is thank you Ghana for all the life lessons.

One thing that I have learned while living in Ghana for six weeks; I don't need 3/4 of the junk that I have in my house. I have a week at home before I go back to work and I see me doing a lot of donating to various organizations. I see tons of reflection going on in my head; if you see me staring in space at times, well that is because I am going back to Ghana in my head and feeling the sand, hearing the laughter, feeling the sun, and most of all feeling the LOVE. I now have a happy place to go to in my head when my day seems bad and AMERICA won't give me a break.

One heart, One love Ghana we will be back together; although I am an American, Ghana is forever my home. I have gotten so much love not only from the group, but the locals that I have bonded with and I can call upon when ever I am here in Ghana because I am their: sister, mother, friend, auntie, Nana, queen. I have been a lot of things to a lot of people and that alone has been so rewarding because of the friendships I have gained. I think this is enough for one day I am tired and tired of crying. I have cried not just because people are leaving, it is because I am leaving some people '
,and I care about them all. I want the best for everyone that I met and have learned from them all, even the kids. The kids have been the biggest teacher in my life and I hope they all grow to be very happy, productive and successful adults.

I have learned from the woman who has given birth to me ( Mother Africa), She has raised me by showing the ways of my error, fed from the milk of knowledge that is her breast, and she has granted me wisdom of woman hood; for the last six weeks. As I feed and learned form my mother I have grown healthy and strong as I have past into my rite of passage of being a woman. I thank Mother for being here to give me this lesson that I needed to become a strong woman. This has been the best six weeks of my life, yes I would do it alllllllll over again, and I still would not regret any of my experiences because they are all good experiences; even the bad ones were good because I learned from them all.
Ghana Girl over and out ; Shalom until next time.

Posted by Kathy Porter 12:55 Archived in Ghana

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