Dreams and doubts

I had a dream the other night that my teeth were falling out.  It started with one – my bottom front tooth.  It just fell out.  I was horrified but looked in the mirror and decided it wasn’t that noticeable.  And then a few days later another tooth.  It just spontaneously ejected from my mouth.  Then a few minutes later a third one.

Panic overtook me and I was flooded with questions . . .

Do I even know a dentist in Kenya? [Read More…]

My American-Kenyan life

I have been in the U.S. of A. for six weeks.  It’s been so good for my soul.  I miss my American life.  I miss my family and my nephews.  I miss my friends.  I miss my therapist and access to resources (especially for my plantar fasciitis). I miss driving a car.  I miss swimming in the ocean.  I miss my comfortable bed and comfortable life and closet full of clothes.  I miss my social life and coffee dates (and [Read More…]

We mourn yet we Believe

I was on my way to Pilates, driving a car, iced coffee in hand, fully immersed in my American life when I got a message from my social worker in Kenya . . . “Anthony isn’t doing well.  I don’t know if he’ll last through the night.”

Anthony made it through the night.  I was selfishly relieved, secretly hoping I would see him upon my return to Kenya in August.  He was staying at [Read More…]