I hope all of you had a great time bringing in the New Year! I didn’t really do anything for New Year’s Eve. People in Ghana, at least most people, spend their New Year’s Eve in Church. I could hear the different Churches doing their own countdowns to the New Year. “1 hour left! You’ve got to pray! You’ve got to pray! Only 1 hour ‘till the New Year!” It didn’t sound like the normal services, but more like three hours of prayer at a lightning fast pace.
So instead of participating in a Mass that would last about 4 hours I decided to sit on the rooftop of the District Centre, drink a few Star beers, and lose myself completely in memories from 2007. Ha-ha Wow, it wasn’t exactly the best New Year’s Eve ever, but it will be one that I will never forget.
At the stroke of midnight I screamed HAPPY NEW YEAR! (I am pretty sure that I woke up a lot of the reverend sisters that were sleeping at ICF.) And for some reason I started feeling a whole lot better about everything! Another year to do good things, another year full of ups and downs, another year of life! For the rest of the night you could hear the joyful music from all the different Churches. Small fireworks sounded throughout the villages.
So on that wonderful note I began 2008.