|My friend Atong with baby Elizabeth|
Now almost two years later the Lord has blessed her with a beautiful daughter she named Elizabeth after Atong's mother. Her Dinka name is Achol, which means "replacement" because Atong lost 2 babies before little Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a miracle baby herself. She was born with spina bifida and had to have two major surgeries at a very young age. She is now a thriving, healthy 4-month old baby girl! God is amazing!
|We all think Elizabeth looks like her aunt, Rejoice|
|Another of Atong's sisters, Akuot|
We shared a beautiful day together, eating and drinking Sudanese coffee and catching up on the last year and a half since we've seen each other. I had a bunch of pictures and videos on my camera from our last weeks in Melut so I shared those with them. It was neat to see them recognize friends in the pictures and I think it was very meaningful for all of us to look through those memories together.
|With my sweet Sudanese sisters, Apach on the far left and Atong|
|With little Elizabeth|
I had some fun picking out little gifts for baby Elizabeth since this was my first time to meet her. Here she is sporting her new sweater that I bought for her.
|Apach with their live doll|
|Auntie Claire snuggles Elizabeth|
|Eli figured Elizabeth needed some "Baba" time since her daddy lives far away in America.|