Sometimes its difficult for me to remember that I was just in Africa. I find myself sitting in my parent's home, staring at our Christmas tree and wondering if just ten days ago I was really walking around the streets of Nairobi, playing with children, drinking coffee, and soaking up every last minute with my friends. These worlds are so different. When I was in Kenya it felt like I had never left and now that I'm back in America, it feels like I never left. This is why I'm thankful to have photos, to replay the trip and the memories in my mind. To remind me of all I've seen, who I've met, and where I've gone...and then to be able to share it with you. I've never taken a photo in Africa where I can't remember the moment my world collided with the one I was photographing...the moment I lift my camera to my eye and snap the beauty I see in them...the moment I show them that beauty and their face lights up.