We arrived in Cameroon just over one year ago. In this time, we have learned so much and yet understand so little about our new home.
We welcomed a new family, arriving from French language study in Albertville, on their first day in Yaoundé and our one year anniversary. What a gift to be able to see the difference that a year can make! The overwhelming sense of “how do I…?” especially with regard to feeding our family is gone, but a desire for deep(er) connections lingers.
My mom always said that you need two years for really getting to know someone, and I would argue that is likely true for a place as well. In our first year, we have just scratched the surface. In this coming year, maybe we will learn about some of the hidden treasures and see a bit more of what we couldn’t see before.