Phiong at lunch today. This afternoon she reported that baby has dropped!
It is remarkable how much her countenance has changed in these last two weeks. Love, prayer and care has relaxed her so that her high blood pressure has come right down. She came to us having signs of toxemia but that has all gone. An Australian team has left her with enough money to have a hospital birth. The big issue is what happens after she gives birth.
I sat at Phiong's bedside yesterday and talked with her. She feels that she has no options. This is how life is for the poor - their options become so very few. Without a husband and with only one place to earn daily bread money, she says that she must give her child up for adoption. She sees no alternative.
Kov, our resident gate opener and active English learner. He has such a hard-case grin!