“NO!! NO!!!” My almost three-year-old flung herself on me, burying her head in my neck. Whenever I shared with her that I was leaving for Africa and there would be adjustments, Esther-Praise ... Read More about Gratitude.
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Knowing I’d miss your fifth birthday was a sting to my heart. Turning five was absolutely the BIGGEST deal of your life! I was ready to splurge on an early celebration before I left you for ... Read More about Happy birthday, sweet one.
On what will be one of our last walks to the bus stop from home before I leave: “Are you going to be SUPER BRAVE, Mama, when you go to Africa?” “I hope so, Sarah-Faith. But I’m not sure really. ... Read More about Super Brave.
“You mean you just signed off on a blank cheque?” I tried to laugh. I hadn’t thought of it that way. But it was true that over the weeks that followed, I found myself wide-eyed at 4am in the ... Read More about Faith will take you Further.
“You’re getting deployed to where in Africa?” “Eswatini.”“What?” “NO MAMA! NO GO!” Of course, my children’s response was a vehement no. I was their world, and my departure would be like the ... Read More about Leaving for Africa.
At the playground yesterday- “Why are you upset, my dear?” I asked my four-year old. “That boy was making Esther-praise upset, and I don’t like it!” “Wow I can see that really upsets you. Why do ... Read More about My Sister.