So I had an epiphany the other day, and I am not talking about something you buy in the local fetish market. A real epiphany, I know at my age that can be somewhat dangerous. I realized that the list of things that I am better at than my eldest son is getting smaller. You see this epiphany came to me while I was trying my best not to loose sight of him while we were running 5km. You see for most of the 5km he was out in front and I was trying to play catch up. I did lead for the first few meters, it did help setting off before him!
Here is my list so far and I need to keep track of this over the years:
Now that we as a family have moved on to another season on our lives, this post goes to you, Daniel, you are starting a new chapter at RVA. We pray you enjoy it and blessings to you, we are proud of you.
We will keep working on the list and see how things change.
So you think you know the place, but how about seeing it through the eyes of a child, one who has grown up here and writes about Benin. Here are the two poems the boys did today for school.
– by Timothy (8 years)
big round oranges
– by Daniel (11 years)
So that is how they see it, now how about their teacher / mother.
delicious peanut sauces
lazy lake days
unusual animal sights
– by teacher Fiona (to be determined)
Hope you enjoyed that.
Sometimes your kids have homework to do and then you have to sit up and take notice. Daniel had to write a letter for homework in which he had to justify the need for something, with relevant justification. Let me not say too much read the letter and enjoy.
So there you have it, maybe Daniel will grow up to be a fund raiser, hope you enjoyed that letter.
Oh yes, if you feel you want to fulfill the request, let me know.
Take Care, Garth
So we all do different things to relax and being alongside a small lake you would think that any normal person would either sit by the water and read or if more energetic would try their hand at fishing. Well not wanting to fit into any mold I decided to ‘float’, something that is preferable on a body of water as opposed to ‘sink’. To add to this it was ‘float with a purpose’, move around the lake while camouflaged with a camera handy. So what follows are some of the photos I manged to take and in some instances I was able to get within a couple a meters of the birds being photographed.
So then what follows, other wildlife on the edges of the water, some dragons looking for a meal and a mate, not sure in what order but it seems this one was almost the meal for some bird.
Yet some more wildlife, this time in the water having too much fun….
So I had a great time and quite relaxing, Praise God for His beauty in nature and the things around us.
ORANGE is a piece of paper
ORANGE is exploding fireworks
ORANGE is a fruit
ORANGE is a dusty sunset
ORANGE tastes like juicy pawpaw
ORANGE tastes like a nice cold glass of juice
ORANGE smells like Terry’s orange chocolate
ORANGE feels like squishy play-dough
ORANGE looks like sparkling gumdrops
ORANGE adds great favour to my life
– by Timothy Kennedy