Many of you, who read this blog, may know Naome, she has worked in Amecet for many years and she also was in the group who came to Holland in 2009. Last Friday, I got the news that she was in the hospital. I went to see her and spent that day many hours, just holding her hand and be there beside her. Naome married in 2009 and has been trying to get pregnant. She had 5 miscarriages and now she lost again her baby, after 6 months of pregnancy. She had pre-eclampsia and her blood pressure was very high. She was unconscious. The doctors told the family to bring her to Mulago hospital in Kampala. After some doubts if she would make it to Kampala, they organised the ambulance and she left for Kampala. By phone we were updated and we also gave money towards the transport and treatment in Kampala. When something like this happens, everybody gives, because it comes abrupt and the family is not prepared. Today, at 8 am, I got the news that Naome passed away at 7 am, she never regained consciousness.
This is how I remember Naome, singing and dancing!!! She could gather all the little ones together, and that is no easy task, every time one crawls away or beat the other on the head with a music instrument. But they loved it and she had a real gift for it. Later she also organised the older children with singing and dancing. We had several times we sang in the church.
Naome, you were loved by the Amecet family, we will miss you!!! But I know that you will dance and sing in Heaven around the Throne of Jesus. I even think that they have akongo's (Thumb piano's) in Heaven for you to play on! We will not forget you!