Last weekend I went back to Ghana with some friends. We went back to Wli Falls and this time climbed to the upper falls. It took about an hour and a half to get up. Scrambling up rocks and using roots to pull ourselves up. It was wonderful! A great weekend with wonderful friends.
After the waterfall we went and visited Lovelace and her family again. We decided to bring them some food so off to the market we went. It's nice to be out of the big city and in a smaller town market. People don't yell at you and you can just look around. You still get the occasional "Yovo!" but it doesn't seem to bother me as much. Fish, eggs, spices, rice, bread, fruit, roasted corn, palm oil... we were ready to surprise them with our purchases. We started down the road and came across a man selling live chickens... Yes! We walked away carrying a plump yovo chicken! There are many sad, scary looking chickens, but this was going to be a good meal, I could tell! We were all so full of excitement and laughter and we carried the yovo chicken to meet its new family.
When we arrived at their house, they were not there. Finding out from the neighbor boy that they were still at church, we waited for an hour and a half before they returned. We had been followed to their house by a small mob of children so we had plenty of kids to keep us occupied until their return.
They all pulled up in a taxi looking their finest from church, then my heart dropped. Lovelace looked lovely, but you could tell she's not doing well. She is now unable to walk because of the pains in her legs and hips. She is getting thinner as the tumors are growing. Michael, her father, has told us she is not eating much either. Esther, her mother, went and bought her a fan ice, ice cream in a sachet, and squeezed it into the corner of her mouth. She is so uncomfortable. We can offer ways to help her be more comfortable, but please pray her pain will go away.