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1 - 5. Fifteen Today!
My second birthday in Ghana was my fifteenth birthday. It was very different, but also very memorable. Compared to most of my other birthdays, this one was set apart. I am glad that I am blessed with such an awesome family that I could spend it with. It would not have been the same without them. My cousin, Zach, was with me as well so his presence made the day extra special.
The sludge we walk over to deliver food in Chorkor.
The community is built upon trash heaps like this.
Zach and I with Grandma Agnes. She greeted us with a smile which was very uncommon for her. Her smile was a reflection that she is feeling God's love when we come.
Zach and I holding Atsu and Etse.
Mary and Esther singing "Happy Birthday" to me with all four Ghanaian verses!
My day ended at GMI orphanage where I was "ponded" by the kids. In Ghana, people drench you with water as a birthday tradition. Abu wanted a big, wet hug!
Cousin time with Zach!
Having some fun with Kofi.
P.S. Some of my birthdays are also shared on this blog.
14th Birthday - Ghana Style - my first birthday in Ghana My Ninth Birthday - at home in Knoxville