it has been a hell of a day. life is fragile. i showed up at their apartment, a new rwandan family of 7- a mom and her 6 kids. it was supposed to be a simple escort to the office. where’s your mom? she’s at the hospital with our sister. confused exchanges and phone calls with her friends in kinyarwanda and me and the oldest are off to get them at the hospital. it’s only been a week and they don’t speak english. they don’t know how to get home. there’s no record of her at this hospital. we’re at the wrong one. buses later into the city and we finally make it. i’d never been to a children’s hospital before, but everything’s bright and colorful and tailored to kids. i can see why they came here. A is hooked up to wires when we come in. scarlet fever, strep throat. welcome to winter in the US 101. social worker, nurse, doctor, and me, we all call the office to tell them what went down. mom didn’t randomly decide to ditch her appointment with our office today; she came and slept there with her daughter since last night. she’s going to be ok. we thank them and are discharged. we make it back to the office as the day ends as does the battery life on my phone, which i had used furiously to make our way around. after they met with us, they went home on the bus, by themselves for the first time (they’d been shown how other times). who knows how that went. i guess we’ll find out as we see them throughout their transition phase. then they’ll spend the rest of their lives here. the young ones will grow up american. the older ones will grow up to have first generation kids like me. it’s weird to see what my parents used to be as current kids my own age. and how their kids will have no idea what they really went thru cuz they (the kids) were just born into it. made me think today
all i need in this life of sin, is me and mah bac-on
jk i need christ of course
GAHHH HE’S SLEEPING ON THE CHARGER TO GET WARM!!!!!
hoodies are very important to me
HAAAAHAHAHAHHAHA THE LAST ONE “cat”