I have created this blog for anyone that wants regular updates about my time here in Malawi. I am currently volunteering my time to the Ministry of Hope Crisis Nursery and Orphan Feeding Centers. I am a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse helping to care for the orphaned, abandoned and ill babies of Malawi. I will try to post updates as often as I can. I thank you all for your support and prayers. Please send them to the babies, children, and people of Africa too. I hope in the pictures you are able to get a small idea of what life is like here for me, but mainly the people of Malawi.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A Parting Shot
This picture was taken at my last day at the nursery. It was a beautiful day so I took every baby that was awake and brought them outside. Seeing this photo stirs up emotions for me, as it has been emotionally difficult since I have returned home. I miss all of the babies terribly and the way their sweet faces were always excited to see me. I am beginning to feel the impact that this whole experience has had on me as Malawi is on the forefront of my mind every day. I start to wonder whether the difficulty came in being there, or is it now here? I easily get emotional talking about my experiences and time in Africa. I feel forever changed, as the blessings I have received from being there are greater than anything I could have ever imagined.
I have received a few updates that the sick babies have all gotten better, with the exception of one of the tiny babies, Jeffery. He has gone on to a better place. He was sick and placed in the hospital, but the resources were not enough. I did not have any pictures of him as he had arrived shortly before I left. The babies continue to need your prayers, for that I can not thank you enough.