I almost think that should be the name of a magazine. Seriously. The African woman amazes me. Their necks have more strength than two of my right arms. And their backs…those babies live on their mama’s backs with nothing but a towel to hold them! How often I used my babies and my kids, as they’ve gotten older, as an excuse for why not to do something! But these women don’t see children as an interruption to their daily life, but rather a part of it, in every way. I always feel challenged and inspired when I see this…
This is Eunice on outreach. Gardening with the rest of them, her baby on her back. Some of the team ended up taking Sandile for her, but not because she needed them to. It was probably because it’s easier to hold a baby than garden. (wink)
And then there’s this that I sighted in Uganda. From what I can tell, that’s 7, count them 7, tables, ladies! Not only is she carrying 7 tables, but she’s got that baby strapped to her back! I mean, can you imagine!?
So, what do you think? Do you concur? Are African women amazing or what?