Jill Langhus (The African Way)

J Brenda Lanyero
Posted December 28, 2019 from Uganda

Jill is someone I can not describe because I may not bring out the true person that she is. I also fear that I may be wrong because am very poor at description though I completely feel it inside deep down in my heart. But when I read the description of the call for who we will nominate, I was like, eeeh! but this is her, I re-read it and still exclaimed, this already is Jilan!! 

I read, "lifts up others, speaks out, listens, transform, trustworthy, connector, uses technology, makes a difference". I was identifying with all these words because she has always been all of them to me. She has always sends me links and resources to help in my academic like the time when I was desperately trying to fund-raise for tuition as well as funds for the Shunemite Women (Mothers of children affected with nodding syndrome). Though she never gave me any cash, she always asked how far and encouraged me to keep strong and listened to all my other "noise" but talking to her always made me feel better and back on my feet like when she says, "let me know how far or let me know what you are doing or her you are..." they mean so much and even after the problem has been solved and I have borrowed a leaf from her to help others especially friends and course-mates. She has referred me to a number of people here on World Pulse who may have a similar vision or project like mine. Job links and others just so that am a better person to help those in my life with ease.

Jill is a great encourager, listener, mother and sister. There was a time she just gave me advice on what to do with my mother's remains which I saw it made a lot more sense. Jill has always identified with me, like when my uncle was sick till the time he passed on and even afterwards, she has been around for me. She knows so much about me not because I just tell her, because she always inquire just the African way (where everyone is asked how they are doing including hens, goats and cows which is due or has just given birth...) She has really been so good in both the good and bad times. Jill, you are really a great lady and I want to say thank you so much for not joining me in the pity-party but destroying all that was set for the pity-party and saying, "the party is over, we are going to do it this way". It has always worked and the results are there for all to see. I love you Jill and thank you for being the angel that you are :-) because you have not only helped me intellectually but emotionally, spiritually, physically and psychologically. I feel whole after a chat with you every single day.

Jill deserves this award not because she is my friend or because I have nominated her. No! it is because she has impacted the lives of many people on World Pulse. Many will agree with me and many will also disagree. But the truth still stands..."Jill Langhus for the award!"

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

Hello Brenda Love,

Aw. Your description is lovely and beautifully written, dear:-) I truly love what you wrote and I can tell it's from the heart. I'm very humbled and grateful to have met you through World Pulse, and to have helped you on your journey so that you can fully be who you are meant to be and to thrive:-) That's too cute, "the African way:-)" Thank you for sharing that. You're very welcome, honey:-) I love, too, that you feel that I've helped you holistically. It's an awesome compliment!!

You're too funny! Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write and nominate me, dear. I will always remember that you did and for your kind words, too. I wish you a very abundant, and successful, 2020, and beyond:-) I know you will be very successful in whatever endeavors you choose!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

thank you

Lisbeth
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

Dear Brenda,
Aww aw aw :-). I hope I am not taking the place of sister Jill now haha hehe. What so sweet sincere comments.
Jill will sleep and dream of you today with your description ha. Thanks very much for the nomination. However, it's been a while since with you. Hope all is fine?
My warmest regards and I hope you have a great end of year.
Stay safe
Kind regards

Hannah B
Dec 29, 2019
Dec 29, 2019

Hello Brenda,
It is so wonderful to see your support and praise of Jill - we all appreciate her! I just wanted to let you know that since she is working with World Pulse and as a judge for this award, she isn't able to be nominated. If there is anyone else you'd like to nominate, there is no limit to the number of nominations you can post!
Warm regards,
Hannah

lizzymark
Jan 04
Jan 04

I couldn't agree less dear, so much can be said about Jill but words will fail at some point. Thanks for shearing sis.

Akshaya9
Jan 05
Jan 05

Hi Brenda,
Thank you for sharing this. Hope you doing fine. You're right on how you describe sister Jill, I'm agree of what you said.

Have a nice day dear

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jan 07
Jan 07

Hi Brenda, Yes. That is exactly who Jill is. Our darling Jill. you truely know her. Thanks for describing her.

Obisakin Busayo
Jan 26
Jan 26

Yes, that is Jill through and through! Thank you Sis for nominating her

Dr Jackie
Jan 27
Jan 27

Jill........you have left an indelible mark on all of us! We love you

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Brenda,
You couldn't have described her any better than this. She is truly an amazing soul. I feel like i have known her all my life and yet we have never met physically. She is an angel and I pray she continues impacting other people.
Stay blessed.