I’m quoting what my fabulous friend wrote about her latest volunteering trip to Rwanda. I’m speechless and I’m so proud of her. While I was having the best time of my life just relaxing at the beach with my old friends, she was doing a great job. So here you go:
“We were sitting on a bus. It’s our first day there. More than a thousand miles from comfort. The bus was reversing into traffic, a few cars were waiting for this maneuver to be over.
I look out the window, serenity flutters by in the form of a large white butterfly. For a moment time has taken a break and I watch it slowly circle in the air resembling a wave and peacefully leave. While we were still in a crowded bus, on a busy street, attracting the attention of quite a few smiling locals, I was left with a smile.
I now realize why it had that effect on me. That butterfly will be exactly how I remember Rwanda. The land of a thousand smiles in a world filled with non-stop motion and sometimes chaos.
Rwanda has overcome so much and it is a nation that is rich. Rich because they possess a well of forgiveness I pray the world could dip into.
I have so many stories to tell and memories to share, soon.
I owe this experience to the good people of Rwanda, @oxadventure and my OXRwanda family”