Thursday, December 11, 2008


Asante sana, dear ones, for your love and prayers.

My mother has survived a heart attack and major abdominal surgery, which the doctors did not think would be possible, given her pre-existing conditions. It was also challenging for them to wean her from the post-op respirator because of her fragile heart.

Last night I was awakened by a phone call from Connecticut and expected the worst. Instead, my sister put my mother on the phone. "I love you," we cried, simultaneously -- she in delight, me in astonishment.

As my friends in Kenya say, "God is good. All the time." Mama still has significant pain and faces many unknowns ahead, but God IS good all the time. And I am grateful -- this time, especially.

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