And my goodness, there is so much to report from this past week. I received a message on Saturday morning letting me know that U. Ronald had been trying to get a hold of me. Rebecca had a sweet baby girl! oh MY! I just KNEW it was going to be a girl and had joked on and off that they would name her Chimberly. Just in case you are wondering.... I was naming her after myself. How selfish eh? K's here are often pronounced with a "Ch" sound. Hence, the Chimberly. Well, her name is NOT Chimberly... but rather Alice Isabel Kwagala. What a joy to sit with this couple and to hold their sweet baby girl. I am sure that her Big Brother Frank is surely looking down from heaven smiling at his baby sister. God is good!
|Mom, Dad, aunties, and sweet baby Alice.|
|Alice Isabel Kwagala|
Just over a month ago, I received an email from my tenant. He had just gotten a new job and need to move ASAP. He was moved out within 4 days. I think even less. The house had a lot of work that needed to be done. A lot. I put the humble request out to my friends in the area and before I knew it.... friends were stepping up and working on my house. People I didn't even know also joined the project. My tenant had offered to pay the rent for September. And by the end of September, I had new tenants. What a blessing! So many to be exact. Those who cleaned. scrubbed. painted. gave. repaired. organized. E.A.C.H. A. G.I.F.T!
And so it's now well after 11:30 PM. Wizeye just arrived a short while with his mom. It's been a long day fort them. And it be most wise for me to bring this to an end. The morning comes quickly. My heart is doing pretty well. A week full of varying emotions. Processing through on next steps for a young man and greeting a little baby girl just starting her journey of life. Tucked into these were connecting with the family group.... listening to a few share from their hearts..... eating chocolate and drinking tea... diving into Luganda Lessons.... and practicing those words with the patients who came into the clinic. There were lungs to listen to and rashes to examine. And so, it's another week of life here.... a life I am so thankful for. And so dear friends... near and far. These fingers will hopefully find sleep shortly. For each set of eyes that find their way to this blog page. Thank you. Thank you for journeying along with me....It is a GIFT!