When my parents first told me we were moving to Africa, I wasn’t very excited. I was really scared and didn’t know what to expect.
Today, though, I am thankful for the journey that we’ve taken together as a family and for the beautiful places we’ve seen in South Africa and the Ivory Coast.
I don’t remember the plane we took to South Africa, because I was only 3 when we moved. I’m thankful, though, for the game drives, animals, and natural beauty of South Africa.
I do remember the flight to Ivory Coast. While we were on the plane, we stopped in Ghana. I looked out the window when we were flying over Ghana and everything I saw was brown; but, when we were over the Ivory Coast everything became green. So, I’m thankful for the natural tropical beauty that is so different from the landscape I was used to in South Africa. I’m also thankful for all the lizards and snails I see here!
This journey has changed my life. If we’d stayed home, I would never have seen the beauty of Africa or spent so much time with my family!