When we came out, she introduced herself, and explained that her little boy had been one of my talipes patients a couple of years ago. Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I've been treating talipes (also called "clubfoot") for several years now, and have seen several blogs about it, like this, and this and this.
She explained that the Lord had directed her to come to Kudjip and say thank you to me for what I had done for her son. So she had gotten up at 4 AM in order to make the trip from her home in the Jimi Valley (the next major valley to our north) to come to Kudjip. As far as we know, after visiting with us, she turned around and traveled the 6 or 8 hours back home that same day. She brought a bilum (string bag) that she had made as a gift, as well as a bag of freshly-picked oranges.