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Family Visit!

The timing of Syd’s Dad and my sister, Melissa, arriving in Uganda could not have been better. They flew in on a Friday night, and Heidi was born Saturday around noon! What a huge blessing to have them with us for the first 3 weeks of her life.   We all crammed in to our […]

Heidi Kirabo Sparks

We are excited to announce the birth of Heidi Kirabo Sparks.  She was born Saturday September 6th at 11:56am in Kampala Uganda, weighing 3kg or 6lbs 12oz and measuring 19 inches long.  Heidi means noble or kind and Kirabo is a Luganda word/name meaning “gift”.  Kirabo is pronounced kee-rah–boh or as they pronounce it locally chee-lah-boh. […]

Our Garden

Since getting back, we have been dedicating a lot of our evenings and Saturdays to getting our garden planted.  It’s taking longer this season because we are really trying to do some things right to get a better harvest (including doing 4×4 ft. squares).  We are grateful for the ability to do this and are […]

Still “here”

Our initial return date (September 21) came and went without us getting on an airplane to head back to Uganda–a strange feeling!  Several days before we had finally received results from labwork done on Syd’s “mystery tumor”–it was a rare thing called laryngeal amyloidosis.  Because there could possibly be a link to bone marrow cancer […]

An Unexpected Trip

In an earlier post, we mentioned that Syd got in on the doctor/medical action as well this “summer”.  Since 2011, we have noticed a raspiness in his voice—not a particularly urgent problem it seemed.  And we really only started to notice it because of going back to the states.  As we would see people for […]