Volta Region Mountains

Volta Region Mountains

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What do you mean it’s time to leave?!

Hmmm ok. So. I don’t really know what to say. I’m kind of in shock. I looked at my calendar and it said that I am leaving in like four days. When did the end get here!! I know in my last blog I said 11 days…but it was just a number to my brain. Now that the number is so low…it is kind of reality…this is scary. I don’t know what to think! I can’t fathom leaving!! This has been my life and now it is just over! I have had so many amazing experiences and met so many amazing people! Leaving just doesn’t seem right.
Dear Ghana,
You have been wonderful to me. You have treated me well. I have seen your land and met your people. Everything about you is priceless. I wouldn’t exchange my time here for anything. After six months I have felt the pain you put in my stomach, the tears you put in my eyes, the compassion you put in my heart, the excitement you put in my ears, the adventure you have put in my feet, the logic you put in my brain, and the burn you put on my skin; you have put me through quite a run, but it has been marvelous. As my never ending summer comes to an end I would like to say goodbye to my foster country in hopes to see you again.
Adwoa (a.k.a. Celea)
On a side note, I spent the last weekend with Amy and her host family! On the way to her village Amy almost got robbed and we witnessed a riot between two villages. Every village has a chief, or elder, that finalizes decisions. Apparently there was a disagreement between the two villages, probably having to do with marriage. But it was actually really scary! They had all the young men carry their machetes and clubs and march to the next village. Then we went to Akim Oda to see where Amy’s host dad works and to see the largest tree in West Africa!!! So exciting!!! The tree is 404 years old and about 60 feet around the trunk. It was pretty cool!! Now I have seen the largest tree and market in West Africa! Anyways, I have one week in London and then I will be home!! See you all soon!!


  1. The memories of your experiences the last six months are unforgetable. We have read and enjoyed and were amazed at all your activities. We thank you so much for sharing all of this with us. Have an enjoyable week in London and a wonderful flight home. We are looking forward to seeing you later in the summer.
    Love as always, G-Ma & G-Pa

  2. Love the birthday picture. I can't believe that when I get back to Ghana you shall be gone. I guess I am just going to have to swim a few oceans and visit you in the States!

    Auntie Val :-)

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! I can't believe the time has flown so fast! You have had many amazing experiences there you will never forget. Have fun in London and we will see you in August. Thanks for sharing your experiences. '
    Love, Aunt Laurie