Charnelle and I- 2017
We were so blessed to have Charnelle visit us the day after we arrived home from our counseling retreat.
|Charnelle holding Heather 9 months old in 2005, during language school. We are in a taxi going out to eat together.|
We first met Charnelle in 2005 when we were going to language school together in Morogoro, Tanzania. After language school, she was based near Moshi, and we were living in Arusha, which is about 40 minutes drive away so we could keep in touch.
|2011- We stayed with Charnelle for three weeks while we looked for a house|
Our kids grew up knowing Aunt Charnelle, and her two dogs, Fredrick and Tandi. She was a constant in our lives. In 2012, she moved from Tanzania to South Africa, and now she teaches at an international school abroad. In 2013, she came to visit us in Arusha.
|Charnelle visits 2013|
Now, when she came to see us again, it was so refreshing to see her again. There is something about seeing a good friend that has known you for a long time. They can help give you some perspective, and help you think of the big picture not just what is happening in the "here and now". But, also, just knowing they accept you for who you are and where you are, and you can pick up again where you left off after years without seeing eachother.
I am blessed to call Charnelle my friend.