I am so glad that Ramos is back from his long journey through Southern Africa, but he came back exhausted, sick and skinny after only two weeks of being away. He hadn’t or slept properly trying to sort out all the problems at home (Malawi) and carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. It is really by God’s mercy and friends’ prayers that Ramos came home safely towing the broken trailor. He was stopped by police to check immigration status, finger printed to check for outstanding warrants and the break lights on the broken trailor tested – but no one seemed to notice that his trailer was held together by string!
Anyway he got home safe and later that day took very sick – his boss drove him home and as he was trying to climb out of the car promptly vomited on my shoes. The weight of the world caught up on him. We put him to bed for a day and today a few days later he is much better.
I took my wedding vows twice – once in English & once in Chichewa – so I definitely promised him that I would be with him in sickness & health. So far we have been blessed with health, so sickness is new. But in a time of crisis, as my husband bears up the world and our family on his shoulders, the best thing I can do is to bear him up – in prayer and practical care.
Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
Right now I need to be strong to support Ramos – not to be overwhelmed and to love him, even when he is sick on my shoes.