And since today is my dear Danish friend Kezia's birthday, she's been on my mind and in my heart. I met Kezia last year during my first month in Tanzania. I worked for ADRA Tanzania for 8 months in 2010 and 2011. Kezia came to live on our campus and work at the on-site orphanage, Cradle of Love Baby Home, near the end of September and her being there was a huge blessing to my life during the next 7 months. Kezia, you are a wonderful friend and I treasure all our fun times together last year!
So here it goes, the second edition of TTILAY.
1. Her amazing flexibility.
|My friends, Anika, Kezia and Danielle, at the start of our October 2010 African safari.|
|Not sure why the brand is called Blue Jeans...|
|Kezia, Anika, me and Danielle in Ngorongoro Crater on our safari.|
4. Her willingness and happiness to get right down to the kids'/babies' level to play with them.
5. Her absolute love for this little triplet (sister to my own Nina-girl)...
|Explanation: Tessa didn't want to go to bed so Kezia told her she was going to sleep in her crib instead. Giggles all around!|
|...and this handsome little boy, Jackson, as well as a host of other special kids.|
|When she says "no," she means "no." Although her "no" was always accompanied with a smile. Taken at the Maasai market in Arusha.|
|Yes, she did that whole maze using circles instead of just drawing a line from start to finish during our weekend trip to Babati.|
|Our group hiking to a dam for my last-day-in-Tanzania picnic.|
|Our last picture as a trio on the way to the airport for my flight back to North America.|
Bonus. Her love of banana-bread dough with chocolate chips for dessert, breakfast, supper, special occasions... Really, for Kez any time is a good time for banana-bread dough. :)