Thursday, April 19, 2018

Anniversary Delivery

In March we had our missions conference at Cornerstone. Each evening Linda would walk out of the end of the service because she couldn't sit very long. Her delivery date was April 15th. I didn't think she would go that far into April. I was teasing Linda during the week, saying, Friday March 30th is a great day to have your baby. She would laugh and shake her head, no. Friday March 30th, was our wedding anniversary. It is also Prince's brothers birthday. It would be a perfect day to have a baby. The week came and went and the phone rang on Friday, March 30th, about 2:00 PM. Ben was on the other side. He said, they took Linda to the hospital. Mack and I looked at each other not thinking it would really happen. They'll probably send her home. An hour later at 3:20 PM she delivered a baby boy. We where very surprised but so excited. We would get to meet this little guy before we left for furlough. We headed to the hospital around 5:00PM. The baby was so little and new, just a couple of hours old. We greeted Linda and the new baby and prayed with Prince and Linda. Then they kicked us out of the hospital, visiting hours had past and we had to leave. We left and took Prince to pick up a crib his mom brought back from Accra. We got it to his house and the guys helped him put it all together. It was a good thing too because the instructions where in Chinese.

The next day being Saturday, Prince invited us over after visitation for lunch of boiled Gari and Fish with a pepper sauce. We had just arrived when Prince said, Linda and the baby are coming home. Whooo Hoooo! We left the boys with Ben to prepare lunch, haha, and we went to pick up Linda. We brought her home and got to spend the afternoon with them. You can only visit in the hospital for 1 hour from 4-5 PM. If she was still in the hospital we would have hardly got to spend any time with her. So we had lunch with Prince and then the guys went to fill up containers of water for Prince and Linda. They had been without water flowing from the tap for a couple of weeks.

Going home! (Linda's Mom)

March 30, 2018 @ 3:20 PM 7.1LB

Sunday was our last Sunday in Ghana. We said our goodbyes to the Deaf School and to our church. We headed to Accra on Monday morning. It has been 3 weeks now that we have been home. It is very strange. I'm not sure that I am really here.

What? You want to know the baby's name? Oh, well let me tell you......his name is......................
Matthew Prince Tackie. They had the baby naming ceremony last week. They sent us pictures. They are proud parents of this new little one. Before we left, I told Prince show him pictures of us, so when we get back he is not afraid of the white people.

Prince, Linda & Matthew Prince

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