From the Pride Lands
The kids are into The Lion Guard lately so I dug up photos from my trip to Tanzania, from that time I saw all those animals “for real? For really real?” as Arlo would say.
Going through the album I was struck by how far I am from the person I used to be.
I used to see great things.
I used to do great things.
I went to Tanzania in 2003 with Habitat for Humanity. My last HfH trip was to Poland in 2006, ten years ago. It’s been eight years since I founded Bermuda’s Fertility Support Group and two years since shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s. I lamented to my friend, “My greatest personal achievement of 2015 was going blonde.” Pathetic. Never even mind that I hated it. She reminded me that no, the most significant thing I did was keep two children healthy and happy all year long. Indeed. Thanks, friend.
I still see great things.
I still do great things.
But man, are they different things.