Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Child's Welcome

Another hour-long small boat ride to Bubembe Island (with Vickie and our friend Betty) and Aunt Grace was surprised to see us – though they’re always surprised given the lack of phone network availability here. The children, though, have come to love our visits and seldom hesitate to pile in my lap when I arrive. They rub their dirty little hands all over my skin and then look carefully to see if any of my whiteness rubbed off on them. Someday they’ll realize their darkness rubs off on me (on accounta the dirt). I don’t even care, my precious ones. As soon as Kisakye spied me, the child residing on my lap was quickly displaced, but not without a fuss. Such beautiful smiles all around. I am so blessed.

Leslie Kisakye and Patience Kisakye