Since the day Craig and I welcomed Donny home from the hospital and devoted ourselves to raising him all we could hope is that some day his bride would honestly say this: more to come later, we are all in the first week of school and fighting colds…but we will share more soon! Continue reading Every mama’s Hope
Children grow too fast. It’s the cliché that’s been gasped by every adult ever to live. I want to take the strand of my personal life and tie a bow with the strand of my professional life for this blog. Over the years as Kirabo Seeds developed I learned the hard way that I shared … Continue reading Something Monumental is happening in my Mama life
When Jack complains that something is “hard” he has three older siblings who are quick to tell him what we’ve been telling them for years: “Life’s not supposed to be easy.” He’s beginning to lean in towards the hard to do things and realizing bit by bit he can get through it. It won’t be … Continue reading Fellow Strugglers
The starting of an orphanage is surprisingly not so difficult to do. Keeping one going in the direction of the vision is the hard part. There are obstacles, greedy people, and government tangles. There are major cultural gaps. It is very expensive to operate at the quality we provide. Fundraising is a challenge. It is … Continue reading Keeping an Orphanage going in Uganda
It’s that time of the year when all kids and grandkids tangled with the last name LaTorre gravitate to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to mingle for a week of beachy goodness. I’ve been included for twenty five years and I might add we never missed a gathering. Apart from all the fun, my … Continue reading The Listening Heart
Each week for Kirabo Seeds we have a team meeting with the staff on Tuesdays. I dedicate much of my Monday afternoon to organizing the topics of interest for the meeting into an email for the staff in Uganda. They use the email to generate discussion and they gather the information I need on this … Continue reading Considering sponsoring a Kirabo Seeds child?
Ages ago I sought the depths of my soul for “THE CAUSE” for which I was willing to shed blood, tears and years to help make a difference. I didn’t have to search far because I’ve always known I couldn’t bear the thought of a child growing up alone without parents. When the picture in … Continue reading What’s the most important THING to give an orphan?