Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CD of Love and Words of Wisdom

At my going away party, my sister presented me with a cd. On this cd are 67 recorded messages from my closest friends and family. Everyone recorded messages of love, encouragement, and well-wishes to send me off to Botswana with. My sister, who orchestrated the production, asked me to wait until I am on the plane to staging to listen to it. Looking through the list of contributors makes me so excited to listen to the cd and I'm doing my best to be patient. (As with everything good, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.) I know the messages are going to make me laugh and cry and that I am going to be soooo grateful to have the cd throughout my service so I can hear my loved ones' voices during the lonely days. For this, I want to send my deepest and sincerest thanks to everyone who recorded messages. I am so thankful for each of you!

Although I won't be listening to the cd for another 9 days, my always funny and insightful sister did give me some insight and advice for while I'm in Botswana.... in the form of "rules". Her three simple rules go like this:
  1. Do not get HIV.
  2. Shake out bedding, clothes, and shoes each and every time I intend on using them.
  3. Do not get eaten by animals.
If my cd has words of wisdom like this, I can't wait to hear what everyone else has to say! Thank you kiddo!


  1. Going along with Rule 1, my brother has been telling me, repeatedly: "Don't have sex with _anyone_ while you're in Africa, Kati. You'll die." Good to know family cares, right? ^_-

    I hope you have your own row on the plane when you listen to that CD, cause if there's someone sitting next to you, they're going to think you've got bipolar w/all the switching from laughing to crying you'll be doing.

  2. And....I totally agree with Jena's rules...so please follow them exactly!!!!