Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks the four-year anniversary of our move to South Africa.  To celebrate, I've asked a guest author to write today's blog entry - my daughter, Lucy.  Here's what she has to say:

Living here for four years has been fun and full of good experiences such as Pilanesburg, the Pretoria National Zoo, being in six of the nine provinces, rugby, the soccer World Cup, the friends we've made and the fun times we've had together.  I like a lot of the foods here - boerewors, bobotie and pap.  I like the indigenous plants like baobabs and proteas. I like the wild animals. I really enjoy living in South Africa.

I still miss holidays in America like Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, but I do like holidays here in South Africa such as Human Rights Day and Heritage Day.  In some ways I wish I was still in America, but in other ways I'm glad I moved here.

Being a third-culture kid is good because you see the world differently and you can travel and meet really cool people.  It's hard, though, explaining America when you're in South Africa and then explaining South Africa when you're in America.

Overall it's been great living here. Happy 4th Anniversary of living in South Africa!

1 comment:

wakeupcowboys said...

I'll never forget the day you left. I knew you'd fall in love with South Africa like I fell in love with Ecuador. It clearly became home to me, as South Africa is becoming home to you. That's good...but it makes me sad, too, because I know that in your heart you'll never be "at home" here with us again. Happy four years anniversary!!!