Growing up fast

Growing up fast

Mzee mimi ninaandika msg Joshua anendesha gari vizuri sana
huwezi kuamini kabisa na macho yako boy amekuwa mtu mzima kabisa.

Godfrey and I had been exchanging a bunch of important work-related messages on our phones about the building of our schools in the Rukwa region when I got the above message -- Mzee I'm writing messages Joshua is driving the car very wonderfully you can't believe your eyes the boy has truly become a grown man.

It was Tuesday night that I handed Josh the little blue book with his learner's permit in it -- Godfrey had gotten it for him in town that afternoon -- but we've been so busy that it was only late this afternoon that Godfrey took Josh for his first-ever driving lesson, through the Madisi forest, down the steep Mlima Chai, through the village of Igoda, over the road on the ridge above our lake.

The only thing better than getting Godfrey's message was seeing Josh's face when he stepped out of the car. Dogo (Little Brother) is indeed growing up fast.