My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Going Away for the Weekend

My dear friend, Christy Lynch, has been in country for almost three weeks and I have been loving having her here.  Even with her here though, the busyness of summer camp and preparing for the next school year has really left us very little time to spend together.

This weekend, we are away from City of Refuge resting together at a hotel in Tema.  We are actually in Community 5, just around the corner from the old Freedom Center.  It brings back so many memories being here.  Walks with the kids.  Driving in each day from Community 3.  Ball games in the street.  My first 4 months in Ghana were spent HERE, and now I'm back relaxing at this amazing hotel.

It has been wonderful...reminiscing about Australia and life at home...chatting about friends and family and relationships and travels and life...and resting and enjoying time together.

Today, we woke up at 10 am...I mean, I don't know the last time that I slept in until 10 am...ate a late breakfast, and peeked outside to see whether we had pool-ready weather.  It was raining, so we went and got pedicures at the Accra mall instead and bought take-home chwarmas for dinner, and have just been hanging out, chatting, watching episodes of Parenthood and New Girl, and laughing.  It has been refreshing.  I just love quality time and this has been the perfect day.

This has been a breath of fresh air and a much needed escape before the school year begins.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds so wonderful. Glad you are getting relaxation time!!!