Who needs an epidemiologist?

Here's the story of me - a well-educated (but broke) woman trying to raise two wee boys, a husband, be Martha Stewart, Ty Pennington, and Rachel Ray all rolled into one, while desparately seeking a career in epidemiology (which is NOT the study of the skin).

Saturday, January 05, 2008


I can't believe the day is finally here! By the time many of you read this, I will be on an airplane flying somewhere over the continent of Africa with a final destination of Nigeria. Traveling to Africa has been my heart's desire probably since 7th grade geography when Ms. Williams said, "Class, pack your suitcases because we are goind to travel (in our minds and books, of course) to Afric-er and Asi-er". Any way you put it, this trip is HUGE for me.

I had planned to post some pictures of my beautiful African wardrobe, but time has escaped me. I will be covered from head to toe! I have spent the last two weeks making long skirts with matching wraps for my head from a lovely selection of $1 fabric from WalMart!!!! Let's just say that I do realize that I have a sweet, round, chubby face, but you haven't seen sweet, round OR chubby until you've seen me with all my hair covered up in a head scarf! I can't wait until I can post some photos for you to see!

We won't return until January 20th, so it's a lengthy trip. I am the only one traveling who has young kids, so missing them is going to be a big deal for me, I am sure! Please pray for us as we travel and as we work among the people. This trip is a year in the making, and prayer warriors are essential for our trip to be a success!


  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger mk said…

    I can't believe it's here already!! We will certainly be praying for you while you're away - as well as for Jonathan and the boys. I'm so excited for you, what a way for God to give you the opportunity to see, firsthand, what you may be doing in just a few short months! Have a great trip! I can't wait to see the pictures and hear your stories of how God touched your heart, and the mighty miracles He's doing even now in Africa!!

  • At 7:57 PM, Blogger Bridget said…

    We will pray....for you all....and your guys here at home too. Can't wait to hear about your trip. Be safe!

  • At 5:38 PM, Blogger Amber said…

    how excting! we will keep you in our prayers.. cant wait to see pictures of you balancing a huge vase of water on your head.

  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger coupon queen said…

    not a warrior by any stretch of the imagination- but I will be praying for you. At least you won't have to worry about your hair for 2 weeks!

  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger SC Rocks said…

    We will be praying for you. I know you will be missing the boys and excited about what God is doing at the same time. Can't wait for the pictures!!


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