This month almost got away from me without keeping track. I missed a few days and had to remember what had happened then.
Here’s my good things from April. Paying attention and taking note of one good thing, every day.
1 Extreme egg hunting among thorns, trash, skull graffiti, and donkeys
2 Teenagers babysitting. Pillow fights. Tackle time. General awesome chaos
4 family road trip north
5 long-term friend, sharing my heart
7 a surprise 40-celebration with cupcakes
8 teenage humor and a scary mannequin baby
9 brother! nephew!
10 kayaking at sunset down snaking rivers through mangroves
11 camel train at lac assal
12 here’s the International School of Djibouti!
13 SCUBA diving, snorkeling off hidden beaches, rain on the boat
14 sunrise service at Turtle Island, one life deeply impacted
15 a beach emergency, my nephew keeping calm, my son taking charge like a pro, my daughters helping and keeping spirits up, excellent urgent care at the French hospital from German surgeons. #scaredbutthankful
16 school board meeting with coworkers and friends who share the vision and are eager to be involved
17 cooking.so.much.good.food. #openhousetomorrow
18 people from all aspects of our lives, from all over the globe, celebrating our graduating twins
19 waffle bar Thursday and Settlers
20 local running team sprinting past me, the slow 40-year old, including two girls in head scarves, spandex shorts, and tank tops. Rock on, girls!
21 three kids walking into the sunset together, last night in this country for two of them
22 tears at the airport
23 empathy from a fellow mom of boarding school kids
24 bacon bits
25 a quiet, empty house
26 phone calls with giggling 12-year olds
27 Turkish kebabs, bread, and expressing thanks for good husbands
28 coffee with a global friend
29 a hike in Arta Town at sunset
30 the power came back on. Eventually.