You are a mom.

Wewe ni mama? (You are a mom?), my five-year-old sidekick told me.

It was a blend of a statement and a question.  I didn’t respond right away.  I wasn’t sure how.  Her relationship to her biological mom is complex.  And painful.  They haven’t met in over a year.

Wewe ni mama? (You are a mom?), she questioned.

She’s attached to me.  A lot.  Sometimes I worry [Read More…]

Truths about my Faith

I was down.  Feeling disconnected from truths about my faith.  Forgetting.

Then I met with my favorite 5 year old.  She is cheeky and witty and loves asking questions.  I adore her.

We were looking at pictures on my phone and stumbled upon Anthony’s pictures from his stay at Kimbilio hospice.  11 year old Anthony passed away in July from Rheumatic Heart [Read More…]

Choosing to move forward

I went on vacation.  Like a real one. . .to a new country. . .a new place. . .a new wonder of the world (Table Mountain).

Ever since Kenya took over my life, traveling anywhere but to my favorite East African country has fallen off my radar.  So when I got an email from the Christian Hospitality Network saying they will pay for a hotel and meals and pampering for a few nights [Read More…]