Actually, my dear mother has been trying hard to keep out of the sun since landing in Cambodia 13 days ago. It's a sweet 31 degrees most days here now - just a bit warm for a girl who has spent the last months in a Taranaki winter.
We are having such a good time together, even tho' things have been pretty intense from the time she arrived. There has been a bit of custard to negotiate with a serious visit at the Healing Home from some local authorities, but we'll not go there on the blog! In 42 hours (yes, that would be me counting down ...) we plan to head to the coast for 3 days of r+r with her.
Mum heads off with us most mornings to be with our patients. They love her and Heng has asked for her by name to pray for her one morning when she did not show. My mum is a real good sport too - at 77 years old, she's had her first and second spin on the back of a motorbike. Just two weeks left and so much to still introduce her too - why does time move on so relentlessly??
Mum with our 'precious' - little Naan whom we first met as a 3-month old weighing 1.2kg. Now adopted by Donnie and Sophea, Naan has started to walk right on normal development time! She is bright and happy - a true miracle kid.