We went into her room and sat down to look at photos. She showed me photos of her family, of her growing up, of her wedding and of Abraham when he was little. I learned much about Ugandan culture in that brief hour of looking over photos together. Privah is from Western Uganda and she also showed me the difference in dress between Western and Central/Eastern Uganda.
After a bit of time inside the boys got a bit stir crazy so we moved out to sit on a mat on the front porch. While we were looking at more photos, Privah sent Abraham to buy two bags of popcorn for Zeke and himself. She had a bowl to put the popcorn in and suggested that Abraham eat out of his bag so that his guest could use the bowl, but he wanted to share the bowl so they put both bags in and "shared" as 2 year olds do so well. ;) Abraham would pull the bowl closer, then Zeke would grab a big handful as both of us mothers were trying to encourage them to not be selfish. Here is a photo of our boys on their front porch.
Abraham is such a sweet and cheerful little boy. Whenever he sees me he runs up and gives me a big hug! When we first met he called me "mzungu." I told him he can call me "Lisa." Privah said that now, whenever he sees a white woman, he calls out, "Lisa." That made me feel special. He is such a precious boy!
As we were preparing to go home, Privah said, "I want to give you something to take home from my house." She pulled out a basket with passion fruit and gave me half of all she had. I was so overcome with her hospitality. She was so kind and gracious, welcoming me into her home, and generous buying popcorn and sharing her passion fruit. She gave me directions to return home and called make sure I found my way. I am so grateful for this special time with my sweet friend!