Kenya

Sometimes you need to reach up and take hold of a hand that is offered. I've missed this space. It's been almost a year since we landed in Kenya. It's been almost a year and we are headed home, back to my island paradise.  I have so much I want to share. I have so... Continue Reading →

Home is where….

We’ve always traveled with all of our things. Our home shut up in boxes, shipped across oceans, unloaded and unpacked, bringing our memories and comforts with us. This is the first time we have traveled empty handed, leaving our home intact upon our island.  It’s an interesting feeling to try and settle somewhere while leaving... Continue Reading →

Nesting

This tiny bird has built a nest outside our bedroom window. For two days I watched her fly up with bits of fuzz, twigs, slowly building it. She’s in there now, laying her eggs, or perhaps they have been laid and she is with them, waiting. We’ve been in Nairobi for just over 2 months... Continue Reading →

Tender

I left my dog at his new home today. The lovely people who asked to take him have been waiting anxiously, their arms looking to pet and lead. I’ve kept hold, not wanting to let go. I finally had to let go. He needed to be in the home that will be his forever now. ... Continue Reading →

Next stop Kenya

In only a few weeks we will turn the page and move to Nairobi.  I wondered how I’d feel when the time came to pack up and leave my island. I am surprised at the ease I feel.  I am surprised at how ready I am.  I am leaving a very different woman, than the... Continue Reading →

An exam point-of-view

I have now sat exams on three continents, in 4 countries, and am just mesmerized at how beautifully illustrative the process has been on culture.  I do want to stress that everyone I have dealt with in all of these situations was EXTREMELY kind. There is no end to wonderful people all over the world.  That said, the processes... Continue Reading →

Road trip

After 23 hours of flying my husband arrived from South Sudan and then just hours later we all packed into the car to drive up the Pacific Rim Highway, to where the sea crashes into the shore on wild waves.  Our island is gentle, soft. Our shore is silent and meditative, calming. The open north... Continue Reading →

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