It has been a week and half since my (Christy) friend Falaka came to visit us from a nearby state. Falaka and her husband are dear friends of mine from Cameroon when they were living there for a time. We have so enjoyed having them here, that we are praying about Daso remaining with us for the next semester of school. She is delightful to have around with a quick sense of humor, bright mind, and helpful heart. School in the state where she’s living has been hard for her because of her tribe, religion, and region of the country.
Please pray with us as in the next couple of days we make this decision that would essentially makes us “parents” of a 6-week-old and a 9-year-old.
Some things we are considering: Schooling, transportation to and from school, the redefinition of family time, food preparation and chores, scheduling with work hours, financial implications of another dependent, being sure we have the reserve to pour into this precious girl, being sure that Mariama gets the care and attention she needs, and that we still have time for each other.