Friday, July 2, 2010

Creature Comforts

DSCN3872 There are a few material things that I am learning not to take for granted. At the end of 6 weeks of living with families in Kananga, here are a few things I have come to really appreciate:

1. Water. When all the water for use in the house has been carried a distance on the head of a family member, you learn to appreciate it and conserve it!

2. Being able to wash my hands without having to search for a bucket, and soap, and place to dump the water.

3. Being able to put my feet on the floor (or other things) without having to worry that they will be covered in dirt.

4. Windows that give light in the day-time, and help you know when it is daytime!

5. A good mattress…so that the bed-boards don’t poke you in the back.

6. Being able to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without dealing with a swarm of cockroaches.

7. Turning on a light as you walk into the room…or knowing where the light is, so that you don’t have to search for a match or a flash-light in the dark.

8. Stepping out of the ‘shower’ without trying not to step into the dirt.

Ahh… we enjoy our creature comforts. It was interesting though, that once you get used to some of the different ways of doing things, it doesn’t seem like such a sacrifice. The joys of fellowship and the love that we received far outweighed having to do without a few things. Not bad…just different. :)


Kiki said...

You have a great attitude :-)

And CLC now gets your roach issue!

I miss you and can't wait to catch up soon (commented back to you on my blog the other day!)

Love you!!

Patti Lacy said...

Loved reading about the little things that make a difference...and thinking how our Savior did not even have "a place to rest His head."