Today I went to visit the child that my mum and dad sponsor. Her name is Thembelihle and she is 9 years old. Her parents died from AIDS and she now lives with her elderly grandmother. 2 weeks ago we had an unbelievable storm, some say it was a hurricane.During this storm many people lost their homes and some lost their lives. Thembalihle was one of the lucky ones and all that happened was one wall came down. Their home is made mostly of mud and sticks and so when the rains come much of it gets washed away. Today I saw the damage first hand and I was heart broken. No one should live like this and yet sadly for millions in this country this is life, this is home sweet home.
Today I am thankful for my home, For electricity, for running water, for a front door that locks. I am thankful that I have a bed and a duvet and pillow that is dry and free of mould. I am thankful for my stove and my kitchen, for my fridge and my microwave.
I am thankful for EVERYTHING that He has given me.