It was an emotional week for the family at Kirabo Seeds as they said good-bye to Uncle Christopher. He has been volunteering at our home since January. Yesterday he arrived safely home in Texas. I’m sure he’s enjoying the first hot shower in months, a variety of missed foods, the comfort of family and western … Continue reading Thank you Uncle Christopher
I embrace a hearty Nature versus Nurture exploration. It is partly why I got a degree in Psychology for my undergraduate work. I read every book I can find about identical twins that are raised apart then reunited later in life. They almost always make similar choices in their lives. Fascinating! I believe I am … Continue reading Parenting, Culture, and God’s Way
I enjoyed playing with my camera and capturing a few of my loves…not all those I love enjoy my camera pointed at them…so this isn’t a complete list…but it sure was nice to have so many that call me mama…all over this world. This is my horse Bear. He really is my best friend and … Continue reading Mother’s Day
My good friend Erica joined us this recent trip to Uganda. She’s the unsung hero of our non-profit. For two years she’s been guiding Phiona in doing our accounts so that we can prove every dollar we send to Uganda is used for the purposes of helping the children. Erica might put in as many … Continue reading Shoot from the hip.
My heart fell for Uganda before I ever delved into orphan care there. The people captured me whole. They are friendly, courteous, welcoming, gentle and happy with life as it is. (can’t say I’ve met too many people like that in my life but they are abundant in Uganda!)Their faith is open and deep. … Continue reading Spending our SELF on a cause greater than our SELF.
I collapsed into the arms of my husband in the baggage claim of the San Antonio airport last night after countless hours in five airports and never ending stretches of time spent cramped on airplanes. I absorbed his warmth and strength as I received the familiar invitation to lean on him. Leaning on him is … Continue reading virtual Crash Landing
There is a book, “Beatrice’s Goat”, that tells the story of how one goat changed the survival of a Ugandan family by improving their earning income significantly. I love this book and share it with children as often as possible. Kirabo Seeds has been the thankful recipient of goats from people interested in seeing a … Continue reading Baby Goats!
The afternoon breeze is fluttering through the fronds of tall sugar cane growing wild in front of our porch. Unfortunately the breeze delivers the smell of chicken poop from the back of our home to my nose. I swat flies constantly as it seems they are crazily seeking the source of that smell. We’ve got … Continue reading Another little girl