Today in My History2000: Stressed? Who's Stressed?
2001: at the Drive-In
2002: Pride Goeth Before the Fall
2004: Ok, Well Maybe One More
2005: My New Role
2006: An Appointment with Death
2007: From L-empress
2008: Crying to John Denver
2009: A Birthday and an "Old" Friend
2010: Blackberry Summer
2011: "Day Sleeping"
"How I Learned to Drive"
Books Read in 2012
"The 6th Target"
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Most Recent on My Santa Barbara, April 2012
HAIKU OF THE DAY
My sweet Murugi
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A SPECIAL GIFT
8 June 2012
I received such a special gift today.
A couple of months ago, I heard from a woman who was going to Kenya and offered to take my child Murugi a doll or something. It would be something she would buy because she had no room in her suitcase for me to make up a package, as I did for Fred. I thanked her but said that as Murugi is 19, she wouldn't be interested in dolls. But she said she would try to take some pictures of her for me.
I actually had forgotten all about that. I remembered briefly, when I heard from Fred thanking me for his gifts, but I had not yet heard from Murugi.
Tonight I received an e-mail from the woman who had gone to Kenya, apologizing for not having contacted me sooner and telling me about her visit with Murugi.
I loved the photos especially. I had only seen one photo of Murugi since I began writing to her and she was so solemn. It's so nice to see her smiling and to see her with the photos and letters I've been sending her.
It makes me feel more like she is a part of our family.
The woman who visited her promised video some time when her life settle down again. How special that will be!
Speaking of family, I drove down to have lunch with my mother today. Hard to know how she is doing. She still forgets lots and repeats herself lots, but I'm getting used to it. I filmed her talking about the story of her mother getting a car and trying to learn how to drive it. I've heard this told many different ways with many different people actually giving her the car, but it always ends the same way. I do "stealth" video on these stories so she doesn't know she's being filmed, which is also why her head is cut off in most of them!) Check the video of the day on the left.