Life is Precious

I am sitting here in the dark with my headlamp on and listening to the rain fall.  It’s 730 the kids are in bed and all you can here are the voices of the Aunties in the kitchen and Ronnie the dog occasionally barking.  The lights went out around 7 which is very appropriate for today at that time.  I found out my Aunt was killed this week while on vacation and her funeral started exactly at the time the lights went out.  It is hard for me to be here and not with my family sharing in the shock and sorrow of this tragedy.  Instead, I will dedicate my trip to her and celebrate her life by helping these children.  For without Rehema Home, they would not be here today.

Today, we got a lot of work done on the floor.  Mr. Tom continued to lay tile as I grouted the parts that were complete. Since this is the room that 7 babies, 3 toddlers spend most of their time we are strategically trying to figure out how to work on what sections so the Aunties and babies can get back and forth to the cribs and bathrooms.  There might be some nighttime tiling in our future.  The best part of the day was when the kids came into the room to check out the new floor – so full of life. 


8 thoughts on “Life is Precious

  1. Love love love your posts, thanks for sharing your story and adventure with us. So sorry to hear about your aunt. I’m sure she is very proud of you and looking down watching over you.

  2. I am so so sorry about your aunt! – that is horrific. Dedicating your trip to the celebration of life couldn’t be more fitting. Hugs & prayers

  3. So sorry to hear of your aunt. Fitting that you are with all of the aunties this week, sharing your love and faith with these children. Hugs to you and Tom. ❤️

  4. all our prayers for mom and dad and rest of family as they go through this terrible loss and prayers to you as you continue on this great mission and dedication to helping people

  5. Dear Karen, Yes, life is precious. I am so sorry to hear of your aunt’s death. May God comfort you and your family at this sorrowful time. If not for God’s promise that we will see our loved ones again in a glorious place with no death or mourning or crying or pain, how we could we endures the sorrows in this life?
    I am so thankful for you and for this journey you are on. You are such a gift! Keep up the good work!
    Love & prayers, Mary

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