I have managed to keep in touch with Ministry of Hope throughout this time and have received updates that the babies are doing well and progress in building the new nursery is underway. I am excited to see the changes that have taken place and hopefully seeing some familiar or grown up faces too. Mada is returning to the village with her father and I will hopefully be paying them a visit. Chisomo, the baby I resuscitated is apparently doing great! He is healthy, chubby, and sitting up! I am not sure if he will still be there when I return as he is supposed to go back to live with his family, but I will be sure to post updates as often as I can. Thank you all for being supportive of me through this time and thank you for listening to all of my stories over this past year. It has been a wonderful experience and I truly feel blessed! Next stop...Malawi!
I have created this blog for anyone that wants regular updates about my time here in Malawi. I am currently volunteering my time to the Ministry of Hope Crisis Nursery and Orphan Feeding Centers. I am a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse helping to care for the orphaned, abandoned and ill babies of Malawi. I will try to post updates as often as I can. I thank you all for your support and prayers. Please send them to the babies, children, and people of Africa too. I hope in the pictures you are able to get a small idea of what life is like here for me, but mainly the people of Malawi.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
As a short year has come and gone since leaving Africa, I will be embarking on yet another adventure to Malawi at the end of this month. It has been an amazing year with a lot of transitions, but the cumulative of all of these experiences has been insurmountable. As some of you may know I have had periods of ups and downs in dealing with feelings from my experiences there. Through this time I have had confusion, clarity, doubt, trust, and an ever persevering pull to return. The imprint was made and I guess it simply explains why I have spent most of my time since leaving, working towards going back.