We had a lot of things to celebrate for and with them. In September, they celebrated 5 years of marriage, which is always worth celebrating. As I mentioned earlier, Francis finished his five year residency program in Orthopedics. In December, Evelyn graduated from a four year program in Internal Medicine. She was living in Nairobi for four years, and they survived the separation reasonably well.
and, if that cap & gown isn't a reason to celebrate, I don't know what is!
here she is with her certificate. . .all official now!
We also wanted to use this as a time to say thank you for letting us take over their house for the last week we were in Kenya. After all, for that week, their house looked like this:
are they good friends or what?
(and yes, we managed to get most of that mess home!)
It was also a time to celebrate Dexter being accepted to Dental school, and to celebrate our friendship in general. I have known them for seven years now, and we have been through a lot in those seven years. They have been such good friends to us over the years. They were there for the birth of Kyalo and have loved him since that first day. I am so sorry that they don't get to watch him grow up these next few years, but am so grateful for the time they have had with him already.
They liked to walk around with Kyalo and pretend that he was theirs.
a cute little surrogate family
March 5, 2012
They are the kind of friends who call you from Kenya on the day your husband starts school, knowing that the day is long and lonely and empty. It was wonderful to hear their voices and to fill 25 minutes of a rather bleak looking afternoon!
I know that, no matter where life takes each of us, that we will always be friends and will have many memories to hold us over the separation.
I'm also hoping they will both be able to visit us here in July.
And this pretty much wraps up the Kenya stories! Onto life in New Jersey next.