Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'll be home for Christmas (God-willing)...

It took 234 days after coming back to Lagos before I actually got the chance to see and spend some time with my maternal Grandmother. Just so that you know, she is the sweetest lady in the whole world. Case in point, she barely speaks any English but she learned enough sentences and called me on my birthday to wish me a happy birthday and as how I was doing. Little did she know that I has armed myself with Igbo and so I responded in Igbo and she was surprised and thrilled. Truth be told, I understand my native language much better than I can speak it. Anyway, one of my Uncles who lives in Mozambique came to town for the next month so we decided along with my mother to swing by and there she was. I missed seeing her smile and generally being around her.

She turns 83 this year and since the celebration is over Christmas, Amy and I will miss it. Which brings me to my next point...Amy and I will be home for Christmas (God willing) and I can't wait to see everyone especially all the kids. It feels like its been so long and that is because it has. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so let me wish you all in the States, a Happy Thanksgiving. It will be the second straight we've missed out on the Turkey feasting and I'm bummed to say the least but I will survive. I guess I could do without all the feast right now since I am fat. Of all the things I am looking forward to heading back, I am not looking forward to the cold and I definitely have no interest in snow so dear God, I pray that it snows well enough before we get there and clears off and then it can resume after.

Well, that's pretty much it. Here are some other pictures that made it out of Ghana.

Well, again, I bid you Happy now have 38 days to stuff your face before your New Year's Resolution starts...which means you have 51 days before your 2012 New Year's Resolution fails.


Lori said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful Amy! So glad you are coming home for Christmas. That may force us to go to Pittsburg just for the purpose of giving you two some hugs.
How wonderful that your grandma learned some English! It is obvious you love her very much and she returns that love. It sounds like it was a joyful reunion.
We will think of you as we are consuming way too much food.

Ugo said...

Lori! We will be more than happy to welcome you to Pitt. It will be warmer in Pitt than in KVille, although not by much. Happy Thanksgiving to Forbis Household and my regards to Harold and Evan.