At my hotel home, I settled into my Villa #1005 with great joy. I found a fabulous bouquet of flowers on my desk and a note on the white bed coverings in red and white rose petals spelling out “WELCOME” next to a familiar bathrobe. So beyond dear. I spoke with a senior hotel staff person Eric about the prejudice that ebola has caused – and how impacted Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea now are due to global hysteria. “This epidemic is worse than the war here and worse than AIDS from the African perspective,” was his reply. Tragedy beyond words – and it is off the global screen and now an “Africa problem” vs a global human being family problem. My heart aches…
Tomorrow I am going to the wedding of my namesake Deborah’s parents. She will be a flower girl along with her dear sister Florence who I brought to their family 15 months ago surprisingly after picking her up off the street… I just had to be here for this and so much more.
I am back finally to writing “Letters from Liberia” instead of “Letters for Liberia” – and so beyond grateful! Thank you God!
With great love and gratitude to all of you for supporting the special work of the Foundation for Women, now especially here in Liberia and for caring about our global human family ~ Deborah