But one day is not enough.
The celebration of mothers should be timeless, daily, ongoing, eternal. Without them we….cannot be.
Though oceans away from my own, I had the pleasure of celebrating some of these powerhouses at Café Ubuntu this past Saturday. In attendance were the Malaika Mums (mothers of children enrolled in CTC’s special education program, and the same dynamos who produce the various Life Line products) and GAPA (Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids).
We ate, we explored new farm-to-table recipes, we had our nails painted and we viewed the premier of Mama Hope’s new Stopthepity video Not Your Mama’s Mamas. These badass Masaai mamas are taking empowerment to a new level and carving out a niche for themselves through the sale of livestock.
Awesome. A great way to spend the day. Here’s a little snapshot….
So to all you mama’s out there (especially you mom)….Happy Mother’s Day!
In other news.....my weekly musings:
- Project progress report: work-plan created, initial site visits and assessments of CTC’s Waste Management program, prototype compost pile built, soil sampling completed and sent to the lab for analysis.
- Handshakes: the obligatory introduction. Must be firm, linger just enough, and be emphasized with extreme force (and volume) when greeting a familiar face.
- Intermittent water issues: slightly reminiscent of my time in India whereby certain days the tap would run dry. With seasoned flexibility I have learned to embrace forcible water conservation.
- Food checklist: ugali, chapattis, Tusker, mukimo, and so many delicious pineapples!!!!