Thursday, December 4, 2008

“Just Some Wrinkles, No Regrets”

My stay here in Uganda is coming to an end. I am at the stage of trying to process everything I have learned so that I can take it back with me to America. I am also at the stage of compiling my hefty research paper of the role of counseling in helping to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. I am looking forward to our trip to Jinja next week and to spending the last week in Uganda with all my friends. This is probably my last blog because I am very busy with the last minute details.

I am excited to see people and to be home for the holidays. And I am sad to say goodbye to Uganda. Though I can’t anticipate that it will be my last goodbye. It will be interesting to see in what ways I incorporate this experience into my life in America. It was fun sharing a few of my experiences in Africa with you, and I will share any more that you want to hear.

P.S. I know I promised evidence of what Nick would look like in a gomis. But in the process of breaking, my camera erased my memory card full of pictures from the village, the ceremonies, the circumcisions, the family, and the friends. So… I will have to tell my stories another time in another way.



Maria said...

I cant wait to see you alex!! i've enjoyed your writing soo much!! and i can just picture you fitting right in and being little miss adventurous. good luck with the end of ur studies there, have a safe trip home =) love you!!

--ur 1 and only Marmaid =)

Dom said...

Please bring home the dress and we can just put Nick into it. We'll get him while he sleeps, take photos and then post them. No worries!

Anonymous said...

ello love, this is your cousin erin. my mom just informed me of this blog's existence - i started reading and couldn't stop til i read it all! i'm absolutely ecstatic that you did this and i cannot wait to see you for the holidays so you can gimme all the details.


oh yes, amy bidlack says hello!