I miss blogging like most women (me included) need chocolate to know they are alive. Each day I have “write a blog” on my to do chart yet the solitude and quiet spirit I need to crank out my kinda writing doesn’t present itself. Unless I neglect the tender souls in my care I find … Continue reading Boring is worse than crazy
Doing laundry by hand in red plastic tubs on the back stoop is challenging work. When we were in Uganda at our apartment I tried to do some laundry every night. I prefer to do it outside so the spills don’t add to my work. We use three tubs, one for soap, one for softener … Continue reading “Well done, Mzungu.”
It is now possible for my family to pass through the dining room, foyer and living room. It was cluttered beyond belief with merchandise from Uganda for a week. It’s taken me every free moment to sort, inventory, organize and store it all into our metal cabinets in the garage…in the Texas heat. Ugh. … Continue reading Market days in Kampala Uganda
It doesn’t seem possible that I could fly from Texas to Africa with my eleven year old son and three year old daughter without a single snag in our travels. The very moment I needed Kira to have a tantrum she did it without prompting. Jack’s seat was behind us and naturally I wanted him … Continue reading This is my tenth trip to Uganda in three years!
When Jack and I go to the barn we are on neutral turf. I’m am a student there too, not just mom. We are learning together, sharing our discoveries, opening our vulnerabilities with the hopes of improvement and we are laughing at our mistakes. We are also loving these big horses with a silent understanding … Continue reading Becoming a little bit country.
Each week I get requests from people I know and don’t know who are motivated and eager to travel to Uganda and serve with the people, and specifically with our children. After last summer’s mission trip I knew for sure I wasn’t capable of doing the work I need to do for two organizations, at … Continue reading Are you interested in a mission trip to Uganda this summer?
My house is a complete disaster. If you knew my penchant for order you would gasp aloud and press your hand to your mouth. I awoke at three am seriously thinking I ought to get up and tidy the mess everywhere outside my bedroom door. An unbridled Kira can do so much damage to order … Continue reading Medication for a New Year