In March, we had the opportunity to meet not one but two new Sseko babies! Georgia and Phoebe gave birth to their first children recently, and brought them both in for a visit.
Phoebe is one of our incredibly talented tailors. She and her husband named their son Israel. She is thrilled and very proud to be a mother. Phoebe loves to watch her son when he is playing and laughing, throwing his arms and legs into the air in excitement. She hopes that Israel will grow up to be a preacher, no matter what he decides to study.
Our HR/Admin Manager, Georgia, and her husband welcomed Jeremiah, whom she describes as a lovely and sweet baby. Despite a few sleepless nights, she recommends motherhood to anyone and finds it quite exciting. She doesn’t want to push Jeremiah toward any career, she hopes he’ll grow up to discover his own passions. She doesn’t want him to spend much time in front of a computer or TV, and hopes he’ll learn to play all sorts of instruments and games and grow up to be a creative and thoughtful person.
We celebrated these precious new additions with cake, soda, and presents; and took the afternoon off to catch up with Georgia and Phoebe, who have just returned from maternity leave.
As plates of cake were passed around the room, so were the babies. Josephine and Justine took far more than one turn holding each of them.
We’re delighted to welcome these boys to the Sseko family, and hope we can watch them grow for years to come. Selfishly, though, we’re also grateful to have Georgia and Phoebe back at work, as things have been tough without them. These boys have wonderful, talented mothers, and already, their future looks bright.