Share my afternoon with me. The little girls Annah, Aline, Aline Molly and Netete had scheduled a tea party with me as soon as worship was over. I agreed and set 4 o'clock for the tea party. Sounds very uncomplicated. Right?! Wrong!
At exactly four o'clock Emmy had a meeting in my front room with the surveyors who are helping estimate the costs of our water project - now this is a very important meeting. Then the little girls also arrived on time - they are learning American time. That means being on time with the clock. African time says if you are an hour late that is still on time. This doesn't work for me and the kids know I mean American time.
So the girls gathered on my back porch, marched into my bedroom where I sat on the bed listening to my audio book and announced "Tea Party"
"Ok" I said, "but we have to wait till Emmy finishes his meeting". They agreed and went out the back door just as a severe rain storm hit. The rain was frightening. With squeals of fright they came tearing back into my bed room and up on the bed. I felt like Maria in The Sound Of Music as the kids bundled under my covers holding on to me and each other and such giggling and laughing and jostling for position you can only imagine. There was even some singing. This went on for about an hour and much to my surprise things slowly got very quiet. You guessed. Four little girl were fast asleep.
It's 5:30pm and the meeting is still going on. My girls are still sleeping and I am listening to the rain on the tin roof and enjoying my book while I watch my sleeping beauties, Life can't get much better.