Inspiration from our friend, Chebet

I want to introduce you to a very special person.  Her name is Chebet, the sister to bestie yangu (my BFF).

She’s smart, a teacher in fact.  She’s a fashionista, rockin’ a plaid blazer like Kenya’s next top model.  She’s a baker, made four cakes for our BEAM Christmas celebration.

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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…]