Yesterday we spent the day in Bamenda: at the market, checking out the language center, eating lunch with a missionary family, and getting ice cream! How fun! When we got back to HCH (2 hours later then planned) the children greeted us with screams and smiles! They were so happy to see us and we realized we were SO happy to see them too! We missed them all day while we were gone.
Which started a cascade of tears:
What happens when we leave in 3 days?
What if we don’t have time to finish mending the children’s clothing and school uniforms? Will they have to run around in their unmended pants that they hang out of?
We’ve only done so much, but now we see SO much need, how can we meet it?
And probably most pressing: how do we learn to live in the United States in a culture that is so completely different after experiencing everything here??
Kadzi (don’t cry), Chimi (stop crying)
And get yourself dressed instead
Of running around
And pulling all your threads and
Breaking yourself up.
If it’s a broken part, replace it
If it’s a broken arm, then brace it
If it’s a broken heart, then face it”
The only thing we can do is soak up the time we have left here and do what we can with the resources we have in the time we have. And we have to trust that God’s plan is perfect, even when ours is not.