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

The Battle

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I’m a  little girl sitting in at the edge of our driveway waiting.  I’m waiting for my father to come get me for the weekend that he is supposed to have with me.  By father, I mean the man who got my mom pregnant, not the Dad that is a part of my every day life.  But these visits are … Read More

It’s Been a Year and a Half, After All…

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A few weeks ago we helped some friends from church move to a new house.  We had been praying for them for a couple of months to find the right place.  House hunting in Nairobi is HARD!! There are so many things to think about and one of the biggest things is who the landlord will be.  If you remember, … Read More

Traveling again

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I’m at that spot again that all international workers come to several times in their lives.  Two weeks from today we leave Kenya for the summer to do some traveling in the States and see people.  While I look forward to seeing family and friends, I am not looking forward to the exhausting schedule we have in front of us. … Read More

The Adventures of Driving

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I’ve struggled with writing this post, because it will sound like I hate Kenya.  This is not at all true…there are many amazing, wonderful things about this country that I like and am learning to truly appreciate.  However, driving is NOT one of them.  I am thankful for a van that I can drive, so I have some freedom and … Read More

A Day in the Life- Shopping!

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So recently I have had a lot of questions about what life is like here in Nairobi. Some of those questions are the usual “you live in Africa” questions, like do we see lions a lot, do we speak African, and do we have power. (Allow me to answer those quickly – we’ve seen many animals, but no lions yet-we … Read More

Why?

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It‘s Memorial Day weekend.  That really doesn’t mean much to most people here in Kenya.  But for us Americans living here, or at least for our family, I think the meaning behind this weekend takes on a whole new light.  I am thankful for being raised in a country that is full of freedoms.  I know it is easy to … Read More

I’m Dreaming of a Night in Africa

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  Last night as I was about to go to bed, I went out to the latrine one last time, brought my chamber pot in for the night (for all those night time needs – which are many considering all the water we drink!), and took my malaria meds. As I was standing by the window, I heard what I … Read More

Living La Vida Loca

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    Sorry for the blog title, but I thought it would be fun to name all my blogs this year after a song title.  And what fits better than this? A few nights ago we were sitting in the team house talking and laughing about the plans that we had made for this week, which included finally being able … Read More

100 Day Celebration

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100 days…that’s how long ago we landed in Mundri.  I admit that there were days I didn’t think we would even make it this far – and days I wasn’t sure I even wanted to.  The last few months have been the hardest we have had as a family as far as just the relentlessness of it all.  Yet they … Read More