Greetings from Mama Arlene for August, 2009

Like in any family, there are times in this family when I am not sure where to step next. Our blessings this month far out weight any complications. We have busy months and then busier months. I am fine and my health is better than ever.

The weather is great and the rain has started, so planting will start soon. I want to plant an American garden again. I miss lettuce and radishes, little green onions and sweet corn the most. I have to admit Big Boy tomatoes cannot be produced here.

My thoughts are of going to the US for a visit in 2010. My 14th great-grandchild has been born. A beautiful little girl named Kaelyn. I need to enjoy some time with her. I miss my family and friends. I will explore the best time to be away from Urukundo and the kids.

I do hope to see as many of you as possible while I am home but I have promised myself I will spend more time with my family getting to know my new great grand child.