This is a picture of Sam and Moumouni (our guard) watering the plants. Sam is very content to help Moumouni with his work. Moumouni has a very kind countenance, and greets us every evening with a smile as he arrives at work. He is sure to say hello to each member of the family.
Speaking of members of our family, there will be a new addition to the Johansson clan. I’m pregnant. The baby is due during the middle of April. Please pray for us regarding this. I have been extremely sick the past two weeks. We are also going to need to make decisions regarding travel. Our plan is to come home for the birth. The cost and timing of all of this makes it a little difficult. We want to have Godly wisdom. There are many women here with other organizations that have delivered here or gone through most of their pregnancy here. They have been pretty pleased with their experiences and have all the information I need about where to go and who to see.
Sam continues to grow cuter and cuter. Dave shaved all of Sam’s hair off the other day. He looks so cute. I still have to pinch myself sometimes because I can’t believe he is mine. His little temper continues to get worse. He really wants his way and is starting to throw fits if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Dave and Sam have been spending a lot of time together since I’ve been sick. Dave has been a pretty good wife. Yesterday I wanted a b-l-t, and he did his best to get me one. We don’t have bacon here, so he had to go buy ham and cut it into slices and fried it up. It wasn’t quite the same, but it came close. I even managed to keep it down. Now that he has prepared some meals in the hot kitchen, we miraculously found an exhaust fan today. Hopefully in the next few days we can get an electrician to come and install it. Dave also worked pretty hard on some brownies the other night, but was very disappointed when he left the oven at 325 degrees and came back to find it at 500. The temperature setting is broken. It’s either on (with flames) or off.
The Ligons have let us borrow their old washing machine because our new one is still lost somewhere on a container between here and Europe. We finally got it all working today and actually did a load of laundry. Of course, the power went out in the middle, but wasn’t a problem. It smells so good, and I think tomorrow will be laundry day. I have to spread the loads out to allow time for them to dry on the line. Only one load will fit out there.
So, that’s our story. We love you guys. Until next time….