As many of you know, I am originally from Zimbabwe and there’s nothing more heartwarming for me than to share my childhood/teen friendships with my children and their children.
So, this post today is really just to show you how we were able to connect and who my friends are. Oh, wait, I have to also give you the reason why they’re down here from Zimababwe.
Last year, they’re son became a lot more ill and was struggling to breathe and do certain things. So after going through a few diagnosis and not getting results, they found out that he had a tumor along is spine from the base of his neck and down to between his shoulders.
The doc there reached out to expertise here in Cape Town at the Red Cross Chidlren’s hospital and after consulting together the team said to them – If you can just get yourselves here, we will do what needs to be done for absolutely no cost.
#mindblown emoji – Massive God moment right there – because we all know how much these kinds of things cost.
So, without blinking an eye – their extended family (by this I mean Zimbabwean friends), this side of the border rallied together and got their accommodation sorted and transport for their 3-4 month stay for the medical journey they needed to take.
I’m not going to dish too much more into the details of that, because it’s not my story to share and also I know that they’re still on the journey with their son – but when they were here, we were able to spend some time with them and have our sons connect and play together.
AND, what we like to do is also get together as Zim friends – every so now and again – traditionally over certain birthdays and just hang, catch up and share old stories. So there are some extra faces that were with us just for the one day to do that very thing. I’ll take pics again when I do this with other Zim friends – haven’t you found that as being such a bad habit when you get together? I forget to document the moment. Here’s to more of these.