Life Support//Sam Smith
"I’ve been sleeping with the lights on
Cause the darkness is surrounding you
This is my world, this is my choice
And you’re the drug that gets me through”
Today, I got a phone call from Philipa, which immediately made my Thursday 593863x better. But she was upset about something and she was so worried that I was going to be upset with her.
A few weeks ago, she called me to let me know that her birthday was the 27th of September and she asked if I would please send her something. Since sending packages to Ghana is ridiculously expensive, I told her I would send some money to a volunteer there so she could get a dress made for her birthday. I sent the money to the volunteer and every time I talked to Philipa she was so excited about turning 10 and getting a new dress.
Today, she starts our phone conversation off with “Oh Julie, there’s something I have to tell you. Please don’t be angry! Oh Julie, I’m so sorry, please please, I am begging you please don’t be angry!” I said “Okay Philipa, it’s okay, whatever you tell me, I promise I won’t be angry.”
Here’s her story: “Julie, remember I told you that my birthday was the 27th of September? Well Frank (her older brother) said it was not true and that my birthday is in April, not September. But I didn’t know! I’m so sorry Julie, I really did not know, I thought it was in September! Please don’t be angry, I’m so sorry.”
I told her I wasn’t angry and that she could still get a dress made anyways because she had been thinking that her birthday was coming up. But she told me she wants that money to go to buying food because sometimes she misses breakfast before school if there is not enough.
I really wish I could hug her and give her kisses and let her know how amazing she is because she is the smartest, most clever, independent girl I know.
i miss my sassy little larisha so much
marksalling Reunited with my little ook. @diannaagron #season6 #quick #sceneshredding
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missing this sweet thing too much
I miss Ghana so much I miss the people and the food and just everything but most of all I miss my kids!!! I miss being able to put my hand out and have someone hold it at any moment of the day, and I miss always having a kid in my lap and I miss giving so many kisses so many times a day and always having a hug and a smiling face to greet me in the morning and the afternoon and the evening and I miss watching worship and dancing with the kids and waking them up in the morning and putting them to sleep at night and I miss my talks with the older boys and watching them play football on the weekends and hearing “carry me” constantly WAHHHHH
LOOK AT THIS VIDEO THAT SIMON SENT ME OF MARY, PHILIPA, AND RUTH DANCING TO AZONTO SISTERS I’M DYING I’M SMILING SO MUCH MY GIRLS MY PERFECT GIRLS
”I love my fiancé & he loves me. All the rest is bull shit.”
Stay High (Habits Remix) || Tove Lo ft. Hippie Sabotage
Staying in my play pretend
Where the fun ain’t got no end
Can’t go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain
The Eastern Region - Ghana
This series of photos were all taken from the window of a moving car in various villages in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
It never ceases to amaze me how colour coordinated the people are with their surroundings. The people of Ghana are always very well dressed and the buildings are so colourful. This makes it one of the most visually stunning places I have ever been.