I am so relieved you made it home ok. I wish i could have been there to see your return. You are such a positive role model and I am so very thankful that you are my sister as well as Morgann beautiful Aunt Lana. Congrats girl. To a world of lives you have changed. Congrats to your new found love of africa. Congrats for being the loyal woman that you have turned out to be. You are always soooo loved. Not told enough or spoke to enough but LOVED!!!!
Oh my goodness! We are trying to recover from the arrival of our Nene! What a joyous occasion at the RDU airport on Monday night. Complete with banners, flags, flowers & gifts in exchange for hugs and kisses, more hugs, and kisses... In fact, the hugs haven't stopped and it's now Wednesday.
From Sunday, 12:30am until 3:30am on Tuesday, Eleana had not slept except for some cat naps on the flights. She talked all the way home from the airport and even stayed up to open her bags and share beautiful African gifts with us all. Our gift was, Eleana, so sweet and beautifully smiling, our gift from God, her health and safe return. Her gift to God, sharing, caring, loving his desperate, sick people in another country.
Eleana took about 1500 photos, so we will upload them to the website soon for you to enjoy.
Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support of the Ziva Bantwana AIDS Orphanage. We are still shipping as the money allows, so feel free to sent us a few "bucks." It all adds up, and the orphans need these goods.
The little Nene has landed! BA was 5 min. early to DC, and now we are waiting in Raleigh for her to finally make it home to North Carolina. What a relief to hear her voice calling from US soil in Washington, DC.
can't wait to see you back in NC!!! I'll be praying for your safe return.
Hey little sis-I'm praying for your safe return. I wish I could be there to see you get home. I know there will be so many people there so excited to see you. You have done so well and we are all so proud of you. I hope to see you soon-Ann
God Speed Eleana as you take the almost 24 hr. flights back to the U.S. of A! It was great to speak to you briefly yesterday after you arrived safely back in Joberg to spend your last night with Tertia & family. It is wonderful that the directors and their families will celebrate your presence with dinner before you leave. We will pray for your safe travel back home. We will pray for peace in the middle East that it will not spread to the other countries.
P.S. I'm glad Japie will be in Joberg to retrieve the recent shipment that arrived on Friday to take back to the orphans. I love you and can't wait to see you! Loving you, Mom
Guess you are on your way back to Joberg for your last night in South Africa. Make it a great one! We are missing you terribly now and can't wait to see you Monday night. It will take you a week to get used to Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time. The last shipment of 8 boxes arrived in just 4 days in Joberg and cleared customs quickly. Our friends at FedEx really understand our mission for the AIDS orphans both here and at the Joberg commercial airport for shipments. God bless, and I hope you will update your journal before leaving ZA. I love you.
Hi Kiddo; Thought I would drop you a line and say hi. Had to go to Wilmington the last two days for PT, kinda sore and tired now. Just got back and looked to see if you had posted anything. Glad I will see you soon. Love Ya. Dad
The day is dawning, and I am just rising, I pray my strength won't fail. So much to do and so little time. Praying for your strength, hope, and love not to fail. We'll see you soon. You have so much more to tell...
Good to hear the Pres. Clinton is there with Bill Gates at the Microsoft World Convention. Maybe this is the connection you need. And, the world fashion model congress, wow, what a popular place to be: The Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa!
My how the time has flown by. You'll be home, back in the USA next week. We can't wait to see you, as well as so many others. It has been good to talk with you by phone from your hotel room. Your trip to the Cape of Good Hope and the penquin farm sound wonderful! And, you said you were going to swim with the great white sharks! Oh no, I wish you hadn't told me that. Oh well, experience it all. Loving you, Mom.
I just read your newes t update. It seems so beautifl. I wish I was there with yu. Yu u are in my thouhts and prayera everynight. I ove you baby girl
My big sister! I'm glad you were able to update us a little today. I hope you are still having a great time. Just think, you will be home in a week or so. Crazy isn't it! This summer has flown by, maybe not as much for you though. I can't wait to see you. We definately need to catch up on some things. I love and miss you lots!
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