"You look so fat..."

Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Thu, 25 Jun 2009 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

‘You look so fat!’ will be one of the many greetings of welcome that we will receive on our return to Kiwoko. Although it is a culturally acceptable thing to say and in our case will a totally honest observation of our growing waist bands, it still is not one of the nicest things to hear as a woman. For me, it will be a compliment as to how well I have been looking after my husband! The major disappointment for the staff will be the return of Dr and Mrs Wilson, without a bulging waistline on Mrs Wilson for a totally different reason. Our thoughts are turning towards our African home.

The last few months have been amazing. We travelled to New Zealand in April to attend Rory’s younger brother’s wedding and do a bit of travelling. It is one country that I have always wanted to visit and I was not disappointed. Swimming in the ocean, trekking, mountain ridge walking, wedding celebrations and time with family… I could go on and on. It was a real time of relaxation and fun. No mobiles or computers, definite time off.

There has been a lot of fun over the last few months catching up with friends , a week in Donegal with family, getting locked out of the house, breaking down in Enniskillen, a stag weekend and doing the Marriage Course (highly recommend this at whatever stage of marriage you are at!).

There have been lots of meetings with link Parishes and Friends of Kiwoko Hospital (FOKH). It has been so encouraging and humbling to meet people who have been praying for Kiwoko and for Rory (and now us) over the last three years. It is wonderful to know that such people are behind us as we head back to Uganda again on the 30th July. We know that we can’t do anything in our own strength and we value any prayer support that is going. Our meetings have taken us all over the Province, Scotland and England. It has even meant some exercise as we joined over 100 South Eastern Trust employees in the Belfast marathon, to raise money for the Outpatients department in Kiwoko. What a fun day!

Our thoughts are now definitely turning towards our home in Kiwoko. One bedroom has been designated the packing room and is filling up steadily. In the first two weeks in July we are hoping to attend a Christian Medical Fellowship course followed by a retreat at All Nations College. The last two weeks in July will be final goodbyes to close friends and family.

It has been timely to be back in Ireland, for a number of personal reasons and in the current financial climate to raise awareness of the needs in Kiwoko. CMS have looked after us well, and we are refreshed and ready to get back to work at Kiwoko. Bring it on!!


Spike said Wed, 01 Jul 2009 11:37AM
It's been great to see you guys a little over the last while - thoughts and prayers very much with you as you finish up in Ireland. Blessings!

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