Monday, January 31, 2011

i Heart faces: To Uganda for Karis

Meet Karis.

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.






11 comments:

May said...

Beautiful captured! So precious!

Melissa Jacks said...

So beautiful...as is the story!

Danielle said...

What a beautiful story and an even more beautiful baby! :-)

Amanda Heath said...

Oh, sweet little munchkin!

Carla S said...

Oh how lovely!

amy said...

so beautiful.

Tami said...

Your light is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the story as well.

Tracey said...

J--I think the story alone should make you the winner! Amazing. Such a sweet face too.

Christi said...

What a beautiful baby!

Chelsea Davis Photography said...

Sweet story and equally sweet photo!

Victoria said...

so very precious.