Time Moves Differently!

Time seems to move differently here. It feels like we’ve packed a week’s worth of experiences into a 24 hour period. At the same time, the weeks seem to fly by.

Thursday was the last full day of school. Many of the children dressed in their finest clothes, carried baskets full of food prepared especially for the children’s last day of school before break. We gathered them together for a school picture. I was blessed to be the photographer. There were a lot of children to manage, so I began singing songs that my daughter, Molly, my friend Jennifer Wilson and I had taught them years before. They all sang at the top of their voices. A memory I will keep forever. Here are some of the photos.


After school, when the children returned to the orphanage, they were welcomed with a surprise from the volunteers. They were showered with water balloons. Extra containers of balloons were distributed all around the yard so that the children had access also. It ended up being about 20 minutes of wild, crazy fun. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more Blodge (the instigator), the other volunteers or the kids. I suspect we all enjoyed it equally.


About jodeerobertson

In 2010, my daughter, Molly and I went to Ghana. We fell in love with Mr. Sam, Sarah and all the kids at the Achiase Children's Home. One day while we were cooking dinner by the fire, I asked Sara, “What is your dream? If you had a magic wand and could create your dream, what would it be?” She jumped up and took my hand and said “Mama J, come with me.” We walked on the narrow paths through the jungle and eventually came to an opening in a neighboring village. She said “that is my dream”. When I looked up, I saw a beautiful school. We held hands as we stood together realizing what this conversation could mean. After I returned home, I spent a lot of time thinking and praying about it. Finally, I realized, “We can do this! We can build a school.” We have been raising funds and with the help of family and friends, we have raised the money and I will be heading back to Ghana with several others to make it happen. Feel free to join us on this adventure as we go along.
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