Finally an update on “Conner”….I know it has been more than a week already with no news..I am so sorry but these past 2 weeks I haven’t been sure if I am coming or going.
In a nutshell (at this juncture) Conner’s (alleged) father, Lizzy’s son, has found favor with his boss and was moved to the front of the working chain thus giving him more consistent work. If this pans out Michael (L’s son) will be able to help Liz with provisions for Conner.
Lizzy found a “day mom” that will keep Conner from Monday morning til Friday afternoon, all provisions included for R600 ($60) per month. You may say, Wow that is so cheap---yes it is to us but to put it in her terms...it is just under half Lizzy’s earnings for the entire month.
Liz (and the day mom) will care for Conner until Michael (the son) can find a suitable home and means to take him. Honestly in this culture that is highly unlikely, meaning it is highly probable that Lizzy will remain Kamohelo's primary care giver. Finding Conner another suitable family and atmosphere is unlikely as well….once this little guy was made known to the family, even if it is extended family, they won’t give him up!
So as quick as Conner became a part of the Franzenfam he disappeared back into the African culture. Tori was very “cross” (as they would state here) that he is not staying with us any longer. She really enjoyed having a little brother not to mention naming him.
I am confident this precious African baby will remain a part of our lives and although he doesn’t rest his head at our house he will be around for visits. I enjoy having an excuse to peruse the baby boy clothing at stores. Found him a cute pair of shoes this week for $1.30! I’ve always been a good shopper and at finding bargains. The bible says to be good stewards of our “talents”, so I'm being obedient. Hee!
Thanks for your prayers and the many emails I received regarding our little friend. Please keep praying for favor, provision and goodness upon Kamohelo, Liz and their family.