I am often asked, ”What do you miss about Africa when you are in the states?” It makes my heart beat faster just thinking of my African home. First and foremost I miss the people. The list of adjectives to describe the Burkinabé is a lengthy one. They are tenacious, hard-working, joyful, welcoming, family –centered, generous, strong and loyal. And this only scratches the top of the list.
I miss the women and babies.
|Boiling shea nuts|
I miss their smiles and laughter.
|What a smile |
I miss their friendship and help.
I miss their ingenuity and resourcefulness.
|Making peanut butter|
And the list goes on and on !