You may (or may not) have noticed that Jill and I have been gone for a bit. Jill managed to catch a pretty impressive virus, which quite literally could not be cured in Congo. So she was medevaced out of here to South Africa. I went along to boss around her perfectly capable doctors and ensure her magazine supply never ran out. Our husbands stayed at home to take care of the children.
The good news is, Jill will make a full recovery. She had the best care possible in Johannesburg. I returned to Kinshasa yesterday, and Jill will arrive in the next day or two.
The bad news is, neither of us will be able to post for a bit because I head to Burkina Faso on Saturday and Jill is on strict orders to rest up.
But the best news is, we have more blog material than one could ever imagine. We don't even know where to begin. One thing we'll always remember is what a man told us in Jill's hospital room -- a complete stranger, no less, who had to come to visit us --
"You don't have to look very hard to find the kindness in people."