There are now many children here in the kitchen area. This morning, local Chadian women came to the hotel with their kids. They are beautiful, happy kids. They are patient! They eat whatever the hotel staff brings them, and they receive it with a smile.
My wife, Zahara, tells me that my little Gabo started to pick up all his toys yesterday, cleaning up for the coming-back-home of his papi. That made me happy and very sad. Gabo is a very happy boy. They have not told my daughter, Noemi, what’s going on over here. She’s very mature at eleven, but better if she does not know the details for now. She’ll love the stories when I get back. She’ll also love to see the bullet that came close to us!
Wow…there’s just no reason why all children cannot just be happy—or at least have the chance to be happy! I’m looking forward to seeing my smiling children soon.