Saturday, May 9, 2009
Karibu Maseno (Again)
What a difference a day makes! It is not quite noon, but I am already counting my blessings:
(1) Florence smiled for me after her PT tears; (2) only three of the seven kids from Maseno School (alma mater of Baba/Papa Barack Obama) presenting at the OPD had malaria serious enough to warrant admission; and (3) one of our staff nurses, after morning rounds, presented me with a healthy, live chicken. "Karibu Maseno," she said shyly. "I like you."
Maybe that's a sign that it's okay for me to complete the second half of my mission assignment here? It was an honor to be given such a generous gift, especially in the midst of such uncertain times. Many families here feel fortunate to eat meat (and rarely anything but chicken) once a month. Emmah and I would be happy to share the feast with all of you, but it may be a little far to travel for chicken dinner. In deference to my vegetarian and vegan family members and friends, I will post only the "before" photo on this page.
Asante sana, Mungu God. Asante sana, Sister Harrison. Asante sana and Happy Mothers' Day Eve to all of you!
Posted by Dianne, Dee, Mom, Granny at 12:00 PM