Thursday, January 27, 2011

Time to say good-bye

Mokuh left this morning. I picked him up from Campbell River yesterday evening and drove him to the Comox airport this morning. Six days to say good-bye to Gerri. If it were a year, it wouldn't be enough.

Gerri spoke so much about her son but until you meet him you can't know how wonderful he is. We had a chance to talk a little bit about his life in Africa, how he came to be landed in the USA in such a short time, how he had met Gerri, how they had lived and worked together in Cameroon and Chad... He also related some stories about the corruption in Africa and how he had dealt with some of it. Oh, I can't wait until he finishes the book he is writing... his is no ordinary existence.

I just have to explain his name... well, sort of. I still don't know which is his last name and which his first. NJIZOKOKEH MOKUH BATHOLOMEW  (note: Mokuh is a title, means Prince! And Batholomew doesn't have an 'r'.)

Gerri is still in hospital. Had another crisis the night before last, but was able to spend the whole day yesterday with Mokuh visiting. He took pictures. Notice that Gerri wouldn't be caught in a picture in undress, she even donned a necklace for the occasion.
Gerri, Mokuh, Gina
Am not sure now if it's a thorn between two roses, or...? Naw, three roses, three roses!

When I mentioned how difficult parting from Gerri would be he replied with these words:
"Talking about departure, i can't still believe it. time is running fast. It is very painful to leave and i don't know to go about but it seems separation is inevitable. Am only consoled by these words of the Blessed Beauty "Rely upon God, thy God and the lord of thy fathers;"
The mystery and wisdom in separation are found in the following words of the Ancient Beauty:
"Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart's desire? To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death. His breast is void of patience and his heart hath no peace. A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his beloved."  (Baha'u'llah, The Persian Hidden Words)
we love her so much, but her ultimate desire is to return to the land of her best beloved."
What is there to add to that?


  1. Allah'u'Abha Gerri!
    Well you have made quite the impression on this earth and I'm so honoured to have met you before your good-byes to all. I wish I had gotten to know you more but am thankful to have had just one brief moment with you.
    Thank you for your love and generosity. I will pass on your book to whom ever can profit from it the most, as you mean it to be, I'm sure. Your story will never die and the nun who found the Blessed Beauty will for ever live in the hearts who seek Him.
    Allah'u'Abha my dear Gerri...I hope to meet you again in the Kingdom of Abha!
    PS: when ever you have some free time "up-there", could you assist us in our teaching efforts? We need all the help we can get! :D
    All my love,

  2. Hi Gerri
    The friends in North Vancouver are saying the prayer on page 43 in the prayer book and are in awe of your serenity. Good luck, safe passage and we love you