Gideon's thoughts on returning to Uganda

Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

I was so happy to come back to my house in Uganda, and see my bedroom and my toys and all my friends again. Everyone thinks that I have got taller – soon I will be the same size as daddy. (My daddy sometimes rubs his tummy when people say that and he says “I hope not!”)

The last couple of weeks have been exciting.

My goat Kijange had twins but one of them died. He was a boy. The other twin is a girl and I called her ‘Frisbee’. I thought of the name all by myself. Mummy said that it was a good one.

She (Frisbee, not Mummy) has a white coat with brown and black patches. She is very tiny. At first her mummy would not let her feed when she was hungry. Daddy says that goats can be stubborn. Daddy had to hold Kijange so that Frisbee could get some milk. The first days she was very wobbly when she tried to walk but now she is strong. It makes me laugh when she licks my legs looking for milk. Daddy says that the way she follows us around is like a puppy.

Joyce is going to give me a piglet soon. Then I will have a cow, a piglet and 2 goats. I will be like Old MacDonald had a farm. This week Kabandize and Mugisha made a pen for me so that we can keep the animals safe.

This week my new teacher Lisa came. She has brown hair and wears glasses like daddy. Mummy and I went to the airport to collect her. We stayed in a hotel. It rained too much so I wasn’t able to go to the swimming pool when we were waiting for Lisa to arrive. I was so excited that she was coming I wasn’t too disappointed. Mummy said that it was as cold as Ireland! I told my daddy that it might snow like it does in Postman Pat.

Lisa has been getting the classroom all ready for us to start school. It has been good fun having school with mummy but now Lisa is going to be my teacher. I wasn’t allowed in to the classroom on Friday to see what my new teacher has been organising, so I am very excited to be able to start again at school on Monday morning.

Mummy and I have made a castle and some armour and a lance. I am ready to fight any enemies who come to our house. We have been reading a book called ‘Soldiers of the Lord,’ my favourite story is about a boy named Gideon – the same name as me! God helped him to win a big fight over many bad men with only 300 soldiers. God helped them to win.

We had some visitors for dinner last night and they brought us some jam made by my jaaja in Bangor. Daddy was so happy, so was I. Yummy!!! They also played with my cars and read me stories.

Mummy says that it is time for me to go to bed now. I will write again soon.



Paul Sayers said Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:25PM
Hi Gideon Good read.. Soon you will have as many stock as me. I have no goats or pigs looking forward to see them Feb. Enjoy your new school year with new teacher Lisa...enjoy Paul P.S Hi to your mum and dad.
bruce dunk said Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:12AM
Hi Gideon I'm glad your mom let you write. Your farm is like mine. I have 2 cows 4 pigs 3 horses and some chickens. I hope your mom and dad's work is going as well as your school. I had a good visit with you folks when you were up in Arua Blessings on your days. Bruce Dunk at Paris in Canada

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