Saturday, August 2, 2008
from today I will be leaving Connecticut. I can't believe it! It's been awesome living here in Greenwich (pic of town to your left) although I can't quite say I could ever call this town "home". Saying goodbye to my adorable Maxwell, Madeline and Marshall is going to be tough, but I am so delighted about what is ahead of me in South Africa. Tonight I curled up with the kids and we watched High School Musical (love it) and ate chinese food. My fortune cookie read, "A wise person cares not for what he can't have but for what he can" I think it is easy to fall into that trap of not embracing the awesomeness of your life because you are worried about the future (which you don't know) or what you don't have in it. Even if this post is only for me, I shall follow the advice of this fortune and do my best to take in all that life has to offer right now and the people that are in my life everyday. I would be foolish not to take advantage of seeing life through the eyes of sweet Marshall, who is seriously proof that heaven exists. He's not even mine, but children teach me so much and I can't ever imagine not being around them. To counteract my previous, very sarcastic "no seriously, i'm awesome" post I just want to say how much I have been blessed by doing what I do for a living. I know I will be equally blessed by the children at the orphanage in South Africa or teaching cooking classes to kids in Johannesburg. I am a really super lucky girl and I seriously, pretty much have the most awesome life ever! I don't take for granted all the wonderful children I have been blessed to work with or the opportunities to travel the world. I am fortunate in so many more ways than I deserve. And, now I am going to end this post before I start boring you by just listing them out. Oooooh, and speaking of which, "Breaking Dawn" is totally good so far. I have only had it a few hours and am almost half way through. Edward has captivated me once again! Have a great weekend!
Posted by Holly Harris Murray at 4:04 PM