It’s a combination of a lot of little things here in Ghana that makes me smile. Things that are really a part of my daily life now but looking back, it’s completely different at home.
I walk across the street and random kids yelling obroni , just run up to me to hold my hand for a split second. I walk through the gate of the orphanage and all of the kids run towards me to get a hug.
Sitting in a tro tro that’s made for shorter people, but still having way more fun than you would when sitting in a normal bus.
On the way to the orphanage: “Good morning. How are you? Have a good day!” “Obwoni!”
Sitting in a tro tro: “Plaintain! One cedi, one cedi”, “Accra accra accra, tema station accra”, “Circle, circle labadi circle” “Pure water!”
At school: “Auntie, auntie please sit down.” , “When are your sisters coming back?” , ” Will you come tomorrow?” , “Oh oh please, I’m sorry.” , “ No kids, it’s not good to hit each other!”
At the orphanage: “ I want to Shee.” “Pwease cawwy me.”
I like how you can walk across the street for 10 minutes and see 3 people selling buffro’s or rockbuns, but when you decide you actually want one you can go a full hour without seeing anyone. Oh and I like how when you finally have one you can buy them for 50 pesewas (about 20 eurocents).
There are no bus times, but you never wait for more than 10 minutes for your tro tro to come by!
I like having a normal shower, but I like it even more after having a lot of bucket showers!
I like how the kids at the orphanage hug me as if they never plan on letting me go. I like how when I try to put them down I can literally let go of them but they will keep sticking to me in mid air like glue.
We play clapping games every day. I learnt at least 5 new kids songs while being here and the kids want to repeat them 10 times in a row every day :). Sometimes the songs make completely no sense, but they’re still lots o fun!
Every time I see Nii Nii he measures his hand with mine to see how much he grew and when we can keep our promise ❤
I like how at the 18th of January we still didn’t take down our Christmas tree and it’s still the most sparkly and cheerful part of the house!
All of the volunteers are great and awesome people!
Every single day I realise that love is something that is really infinite. I keep on loving these kids more and more everyday and there really is no limit to it at all.
I like how I’m around the same people almost 24/7 and I still miss them like crazy when I don’t see them for a few hours.
I like how I’m able to cry just because one of my kids is feeling sad and I like how I’m able to hide my tears to make them feel happy instead. I like singing to them so they feel less sad and I like it when they cheer me up all the time without even realising it.
I love Ghana. I absolutely love Ghana!