Rosalie is my friend who I’ve blogged about several times. She has been wonderful at trying to keep in touch with me. She now has a Facebook account and I’m thrilled to be able to keep in touch with her more frequently. She went to a mutual friend who is serving in Cameroon and had her set-up a Skype call. It was wonderful to see her and talk with her, however, my French is really bad! Our mutual friend gave me a head’s up before I spoke with Rosalie. Rosalie shared with me that she lost her granddaughter. Joshua Glenn, her grandson who stole my heart, lost his battle to cancer while we were in Cameroon, in May 2016, her grandson Samuel, Joshua Glenn’s brother lost his life to illness and now this baby girl who was being born, had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck three times and died during delivery, this baby girl would’ve been Joshua Glenn’s and Samuel’s sister.
I have no words! I’m mourning with my friend. Recently, I read the following quote and it’s true. We are happy to be here and be able to be present in our family’s lives, however, our hearts are also pulled to our friends and adopted Cameroonian family.
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
― Miriam Adeney