Rufina says that Minga wept tears of joy to be home. Rufina helped her bathe — in cold water, which is all she has ever had — and Minga then wanted to put on her normal clothing, no more pajamas or loose hospital-like attire. She ate a meal. She went to sit on her front patio. She is known to everyone in the village, and certainly word of her dire medical emergency has spread. One by one, friends and family are coming to see her. As people go by on the road in front of her house, they call out to her, say they are glad to see her home, glad that God has given her the gift of getting well.
I’m so glad she is having this time — for however long her life may last, she is at home, at peace, and feeling loved by family and important in the eyes of her community. I’m not sure life gets better than that.