Cleaning Closet

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This morning has found me wandering around my house looking for something to organize. We keep things pretty simple here with not a lot of “extras,” but there is still something so calming about organizing. This week is turning out to be a rough one for me emotionally.  We just lost a major supporter in the midst of trying to … Read More

“Home” by Warsan Shire

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This poem has been all over the internet lately, but my sister sent it to me this morning and I find it so tragic and wrenching.  Even as I feel like I am settling into my home, I am aware that so many others are being forced to leave theirs in extreme ways.  My heart breaks for all of those … Read More

A Promise in a Name

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Today I spent several hours with some Cici and Maria and their families here in Mundri.  As I sat in the shade of the huge mango trees, I felt as at home as I ever do in Moruland.  Even more so as a soldier walked by and called me “Kawaja” (White person) and Maria told him I was not a … Read More

Homesickness

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Today in history the boys were learning about New Amsterdam, and I got a severe case of homesickness. New Amsterdam, for those who aren’t up on American history (like me, if I wasn’t homeschooling) eventually became New York. And though I was born and raised in PA (and I am proud of this), a big part of my life and … Read More