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A Post from Comfort Susan


Some of the blogs have mentioned Susan, who accompanied KHS and represented Comfort. Every day she likes to write down things she’s thankful for…

I am thankful…

  1. for the opportunity to return to The Land of A Thousand Hills, and to introduce KHS to Rwanda.
  2. for Suzie’s (Ms Mahr’s) passion for Rwanda, and for wanting to share it with her pupils and fellow teachers.
  3. for Gillian’s (Mrs Cunningham’s) giving up time with family to bravely take her pupils to an unknown land.
  4. for Paul’s (Dr Murray’s) willingness to wear his kilt and play his fiddle anytime and anywhere!
  5. for Esha’s gift of the gab (I’m going to have to revise my image of dour Fifers) both in chatting to everyone (the drivers, the kids at the Street Kids Rescue Projects, the mums at Comfort Babies…) and learning the Kinyarwanda language, which built bridges with the people we met.
  6. for Ben, who gave everything a go, even holding babies!!
  7. for Gavin’s good humour and perseverance when Rwandan folks refused to believe how old he was!
  8. for Lauren’s boldness in dancing on the world stage (or Rwandan stage or grass or yard…)
  9. for Sophie keeping a straight face when others were telling Callum how there was a giant beehive that you can see from the guest house at night (cos if she’d grinned I wouldn’t have been able to keep a straight face…).
  10. for Hannah daring to do the first of many ukulele solos at Nduba.
  11. for Kieron’s example of how to be a gentleman.
  12. for Dominika joining in everything even when it was hot, she was out of her comfort zone and she was tired.
  13. for Zaynah going everywhere despite that knee!
  14. for Rene, Poupoute, Chris, John the chef, and the whole team at Good News Guest House, for patiently graciously smilingly serving us.
  15. for Ben, Clement and Jeanne introducing us to survivors’ communities, and the challenge of hope.
  16. for David, Jessica and the team at each Street Kids Rescue Project, and the kids at each one, for showing us that joy isn’t based on how many possessions you have!
  17. for the mums and babies at Comfort Babies, for letting us hold your wee ones, and your amazing generosity!
  18. for Justus, our guide at Akagera National Park, for his sense of humour and ability to find all the wild animals on our wish-list.
  19. for Callum for the lift to Kigali airport, and asking me to lead this trip in the first place.
  20. for Emma G and my Whatsapp support group back home.

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