Kidd's on a mission

August 6, 2011

Home again?

Filed under: News Updates @ 1:30 am and

We made it home Wednesday PM. We were both emotionally and physically exhausted. We slept like babies. The next morning we finished unpacking and did our laundry and caught up around the house. A salesman stopped by and tried selling me magazine subscriptions. I thought yeah right, $25 for a year subscription to magazine I will probably not read, full of advertisements that will try to sell me more stuff that I don’t need. I kindly explained to him that I just got back from Africa and I needed to adjust my spending habits. He looked at our clothesline full of African dress and said he believed me and went on his way. Our daughter Lana left her dog Wade with us overnight and it came time to feed him. We didn’t have any dog food and he is on a gluten-free diet, so I cooked him a couple of eggs. What am I doing?  He’s a dog! Animals in Africa are mostly free-range and forage for their food. Not Wade, I just cooked him a meal as though he were human. After 5 weeks of drinking bottled water, I drank from our tap at home. It tastes like chlorine! I never noticed that before. Why is everything different now? We walked to the Thursday night car cruise @ the beach; that should have taken my mind off things and cleared my head. As I walked by the chrome, flamed, two toned, polished street rods, all I could think about were the cars and trucks in Krachi running on 3 cylinders with CV joints clicking, broken windshields with graphics that say things like “Jesus is Lord.”

Why is everything different now? Why does everything somehow remind me of Ghana?

During the last 5 weeks, I met some of the most beautiful, caring, loving people in the world and I miss them greatly. It’s time to sign off now because I’m starting to get sappy, and Joe doesn’t do sappy.

–        Joe <><


  1.   Andy & Janet — August 9, 2011 @ 8:59 pm    Reply

    You are amazing! I can only imagine what you are going through right now! Definitely wants me to thank God for our many blessings.

  2.   June — August 11, 2011 @ 2:03 pm    Reply

    Praise God for your dedication. Thank you for the blog. I read it all. How soon can you go back to Ghana?

    You both are God’s chosen ambassadors for HIS glory.

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