The afternoon ended with the bride and groom from yesterday, dear friends Arthur and Amelia Tamba, coming with their daughter my namesake Deborah and her sister Florence and cousins. It was a beyond special reunion and discussion after the “occasion” as they say here in Liberia yesterday. My help to them is small in comparison to the joy they all bring to me.
Oh how I wish I could bring the entire circle of friends in my life here to Liberia for a brief time – to meet those I love – to meet this part of our human family – to feel the love and joy I am knowing this moment… I am convinced world conflict would crease if we only knew each other. When some of us are not OK, none of us are OK; will we one day understand that?
I met with my hired videographer/reporter Henry today. I am here only for a brief time to document and investigate and gather the real story of this country who knows and loves it well. We have a mission and purpose and are committed to sharing the story of those whose stories are not heard…
With so much love and gratitude from Liberia ~ Deborah