Wheels Down!

8:10 p.m., Addis Ababa

It feels magnificent to be in Africa again.  I’ve spent the last 13 hours sitting next to Mary and her daughter Leah.  They live in Las Vegas.  Mary is returning to see her parents in Ethiopia for the first time in 6 years.  It will be the first time that Leah and her grandparents have actually met.

When we landed, all of the Africans on the plane applauded.  I asked Mary if this was an African custom.  “Yes,”she said, “We are giving thanks to God for safe travel and for returning us home.”  And so I applauded, too.

gkr1996 posted at 2011-6-23 Category: Uncategorized