20 March 2017

parenthood in a different hood.

We have this new human being in our house. I'm not sure who decided we were allowed to leave the hospital and be entrusted with her life but, here we are! Eight weeks later and we're all still alive, though Fiona seems to be faring the best of the three of us. Funny how that happens.

In the midst of the spit up and diapers and midnight feedings, though, we've watched and listened as our Tanzanian friends and the culture that surrounds us have reacted to our new role as parents. Unlike the United States, new parents don't continue with their old selves and identities. No no, they take on a new mantle of respect and wisdom. And who doesn't like a little more of those, huh?