One year ago I met her amazing mom while living in Uganda.
A year later, I traveled half way around the world to help deliver her.
The day her mom went into labor I was camping along the Nile. When the phone call came in, I lept from the tent, quickly stuffing everything into my bag, running straight up a hill, down a dirt road, jumping onto a boda-boda (ugandan motor bike) and flying the 8 km down the bumpiest, dustiess (is that a word?) road you've every seen, then transfering into a matatu (a ugandan taxi) packed with probably 15 other people, and traveling the 2 hour road to Kampala.
It was 36 hours of labor and 5 hours of pushing.
For some reason the hospital required that we take off our shoes and put on someone elses (apparently the odd selection of sandals were cleaner than our own).
She was born on January 14, 2011 in Kampala, Uganda.
We delivered her barefoot.
She was so worth the trip!
This week's i Heart faces challenge is "Best Photo Face in January."
Go and vote for Karis. She's #296.