Some things in life happen on their own terms, not ours.
An IAFR colleague (based in Michigan) was en route to Malawi yesterday for a ministry trip to Dzaleka refugee camp. He only got as far as Atlanta before having to turn around due to sickness.
I fell sick yesterday too and am recovering at home today. It’s a bit surprising as I just got my flu shot and paid a visit to a Travel Clinic to be sure all of my vaccinations are up to date before heading to Africa again later this month. I jokingly tell people that I’m bullet proof when it comes to my immune system. I guess not.