Well, it's currently the 6th of May. It's a few minutes past seven and I'm laying on my bed typing. The power is out and there is only a faint bit of light crawling in from the other room. Solar is set up in my main room... but hasn't quite been set up in my bedroom. I'm thankful for that light. Without it, I would be fuffing with candles and flashlights. Fuffing. It's a new word I learned this week. I am always up for a new word... but the problem is I don't always remember new words as I should. This week I texted my friend thinking I was using the proper British word for something... only to realize I had totally messed it up. Instead of communicating something nicely.... I was actually communicating it a bit rawly. So thankful for grace, good laughs, and more grace....and more laughs. But, one thing I am pretty sure about is the word Fuffing Not fluffing or faffing... but fuffing. Shoot, maybe it should be faffing. Now, I am not so sure.
And I've probably lost a few... literally.
It has been a week. I come to the end of this week feeling stretched and stretched some more.
I feel like I could write a novel and yet, I keep deleting the words.
Today, my friend and I went into Kampala. The plan was to do a whole lot of "fuffing"... aka chilling. Being.
It's what I needed to today. Exhaling, Inhaling, and just being.
We had a fun breakfast... picked up a stroller for a friend who just welcomed a baby into her home... and did a little shopping.
As we were coming out of one store, we saw 3 helicopters zooming around in the sky. One turned on it's side. It was odd. People were looking up. There wasn't fear in the air, but there was an awareness that people were observing... and wondering.
Then as the helicopters were seen flying, police sirens further broke the air.
Weird. A bit unnerving.
But just as quick as that happened, we continued on with our day.
We went into the grocery store and started picking up things we needed (and truth be told a few goodies I didn't need...) And then, without much warning there were loud noises heard. Sounds of planes much too close. And heard again. And heard again.
They were fighter jets.
It was a moment where you stop. And you suddenly feel small. And a bit unsafe.
And then it was over.
The President is being sworn in next week and the military wants to show their power to the opposition. Well, if they didn't succeed with the opposition, I must say that they did a good job showing their power to the general public.
Yep, I think I will be staying in the bush next week.
The moody power and internet is a welcomed thing. As are the sound of the bugs greeting the night. And the sound of children playing.
Yes, I'll keep faffing.
I'll keep being in what He has for me.
My heart is feeling a bit discouraged. A bit raw. Feeling like I'm being stretched.
So wanting to know the Power of my Jesus as He stands against my opposition.
I want to lean into Him and I want to faff with Him. I want to chill. To be. To rest.
With My Jesus.
Ahhhh even in the stretching times... I love that there is so much in life to smile about.
Like the creativity of words. And the beauty of the sun peeking up over the horizon.
And in the bumps of a road that is more bumps than dirt.