I am up early this morning having one of my “I can’t do this” moments. We are driving to Moshi to put Malikia in Blind school today. We have to do this, I know that.
It doesn’t make it easier. Will anyone there know how precious this child is. It is going to be so hard for her, even though she is very smart and learns quickly, it is a whole new place for her to learn how to get around in, how many steps to the bathroom, to the table, where is class, the playground, etc. I cannot imagine how hard it will be without Joycie or Angel to lead her around. If I don’t return tonight you will know where I am!
We have had this special little girl since she was just a few days old when her Maasai grandmother walked she and her twin Julius in from the village. Her daughter had died leaving the little twins without mother or father and so she walked them in to a big orphanage outside the town. They don’t take babies so they brought them to us late at night. She didn’t tell us one of the babies was blind.
But we all fell in love with this spunky little baby and her brother Julius. She has given us so much joy with her songs and smiles.
But she is a big five year old now and ready for school. I’m just not sure I am ready.
If you’ve never seen the video of Malikia dancing in the rain you will love this. It was the first time she had felt rain.
Today will be another first for her, please say a prayer today for this special little girl in Africa.
“May you always see the Goodness of the Lord”