SAYING GOODBYE IS NEVER EASY

p1280070editsmallblogSolnedgang i Uganda er noget særligt // Sunsets in Uganda are something special

Så er det igen blevet tid til at sige farvel – eller nok snarere; vi ses. Jeg tror aldrig helt at jeg vænner mig til det. Sidder i lufthavnen nu. For første gang nogensinde er jeg faktisk kommet til tiden. Jeg plejer ALTID at ankomme i sidste øjeblik. Meget stressende. Men i dag havde vi både tid til at snakke og spise aftensmad sammen. Og hvilken bedre ‘sidste nadver’ en matoke, gnuts, fisk, ris og kylling på spyd på en klassisk lokal joint i mørket omgivet af taxier, bodaer og liv.

Men selvom maven er mæt, så er der stadig et hul dernede. Det føles forkert, at jeg skal rejse. Savner allerede. Ikke bare børnene, men også mine kollegaer og venner, maden, duftene, naturen, stemningen – og de smukke solnedgange. 

Nu skal jeg tilbage til en anden virkelighed. En anden verden. Livet fortsætter – både i Danmark og i Uganda. Jeg skal tilbage til arbejde og i februar venter operationer på Rigshospitalet. Det føles lige nu meget langt væk. Nærmest surrealistisk. Jeg er jo lige her. For ja, man må være der, hvor man er. Men mentalt vil jeg altid være to steder. Uganda er for længst flytter ind og har taget bolig i mig.

2017 bliver et spændende år for BDI – men mere om det i et andet indlæg.

For nu skal der lyde en stor tak fordi I følger mit arbejde og mine små hverdagseventyr – tak fordi I læser med. Og især tak for jeres støtte til mine skønner unger. Godt nytår. Må det blive et fantastisk 2017 for hver og én.

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Once again it’s time to say goodbye – or rather; see you. I don’t think I will ever get used to this. I’m at the airport now. For the first time ever I’m here on time. I’m usually ALWAYS arriving last minute. Very stressful. But today we even had time to talk and have dinner. And I can’t think of a better ‘last supper’ than the one we had today; matoke, gnuts, fish, rice and chicken at a local classic Ugandan joint in the dark surrounded by bodas, taxis and life.

Yet, though my stomach is full I still feel a hole within (Danish expression for when someone is very hungry). It feels wrong that I have to leave. I’m already missing. Not only the kids, but also my colleagues and friends, the food, the scents, the nature, the atmosphere – and the beautiful sunsets.

Now I’m going back to another reality. Another world. Life continues – in Uganda as well as in Denmark. I’m going back to work, and in February I’m going through surgery. It’s feels far away writing it now. Kind of surreal even. I mean, I’m right here. Because yes, you have to be present where you are. However, mentally I will always be two places. It’s been long since Uganda moved in with me and rooted itself in my heart. 

2017 will be an exciting year for BDI – but more about that in another post.

For now I just want to say thank you for following my work and my small everyday adventures – thank for you reading here. And especially, thank you for your support for my wonderful kids. Happy New Year – may 2017 be a fabulous year for everyone.

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