Happy 2018, Friends and Family!!!!
Oh what a month it has been since I last wrote and updated y’all on my life. Although not much has changed since then, I did take on another baby for the last month, and have become a mom of “twins” which has been a whirlwind. Let’s just say I don’t know what good sleep is anymore, and I am so tired, that I don’t care how bad my coffee tastes.
Taking care of two babies has been…well it’s been crazy, exhausting, demanding and incredibly difficult, yet it has been such a learning experience. In the last month, I have felt like a single mom, and because of that, it has truly taught me the importance and value of marriage. I have always believed marriage is important, but taking care of kids 24/7 by yourself shows you how much you need a spouse by your side supporting you, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. These girls, although at times trying, have given me an insight into mommy-hood and marriage, and I am thankful that I get the opportunity to love them.
On top of that, I spent my first Christmas and Birthday away from home, and to be completely honest, Christmas was very hard for me. It didn’t feel like Christmas at all, and Ugandan Christmas is very different from American Christmas. While it wasn’t my favorite Christmas, I am believing that my sacrifice of Christmas with my family this year, will make an impact in these girls’ lives.
I do have some news that I am excited to share with y’all!! If you’ve been keeping up with my Facebook, you might have seen that Chosen had a procedure done in December but it was unsuccessful. Today, I am excited to share with y’all that on January 5th, Chosen went into surgery and they completely fixed the hole in her heart. We are so thrilled and we are ready to watch her strength and energy grow. This little girl already has a testimony of how God is Jehovah-Rophi (the God who Heals.) Thank you for praying over her and praying with us.
More news to share with you is that my sweet, wonderful, beautiful and loving mama is sacrificing her time at work and is traveling 25 hours to come see and spend time with her daughter for two weeks. I am literally so thrilled because sometimes you just need your mama no matter where you are in the world. With that being said, she gets three FREE suitcases to bring over here, and well, I am taking full advantage of that. At Mercy, one of our biggest needs is diapers; we have lots of babies and we are always running out of diapers.
Since mama gets three FREEEEEE suitcases, I want to load one of them up with all diapers, and I need YOUR help. I am asking that you would consider buying a package of diapers and sending them to mama, so that she can bring them over here to Uganda with her. If you would like more information of where to send them and sizes of diapers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I am not on facebook for the next month and so I won’t see any of your comments. We, at Mercy, are believing for a lot of diapers and we thank you in advance for your willingness to give and love on our babies.
Weebale Nnyo (Thank you very much) for all your prayers, loveand support.
PS—if you’d like to send any cards of encouragement and love to me through mama, I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT and I’ll send my address to you.