It's not always easy to know how to best celebrate a birthday in Kaabong. Going out to eat's not a viable option because the only restaurant in town we trust is where we often go on the way back from Timu ('cause we're too tired to cook). We celebrated Amber's birthday (Oct 2) over a month early by spending a night in the 'Rain Forest Lodge' in Mabira Forest, between Kampala and Jinja. That was too long ago, though, to feel connected to Amber's special day. So, we celebrated with little gifts and cards and a package sent from my brother and sister-in-law (it was sent for my birthday two months ago but arrived on Amber's birthday!! It had goodies in it for her as well.) Then, a dinner of stuffed baked potatoes, followed by chocolate cake and orange sherbert supplied by our guest Beth Moe. Ik translator Philip Longoli joined us for the festivities.My Amber has lived a full life of ____years, and I feel privileged to have spent the last four with her. Here's wishing her a happy birthday and many, many more!