Category Archives: Family

A Summer Swept By…

 Kisses Goodbye, to a Summer Swept By… For whatever reason, this past summer was one of the fastest of my life.  Remember the days when Street Lamps turning on at dusk were the only thing we watched as a measure … Continue reading

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A new adventure…

This summer has been a bittersweet time of hello’s and goodbye’s. In early June, I had the joy of meeting some incredibly interesting people at the Young Ambassadors for Opportunity (YAO) June 12th regional event, at which we raised awareness … Continue reading

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OK, so I’m slightly behind in my blogging.  Well, a LOT behind. November and December have been busy months, to say the least. Right before Thanksgiving, my Mom, sister Nora, and brother-in-law Travis went up to NYC for the weekend … Continue reading

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I am learning to love cities. There is something so fantastic about the dynamic energy of thousands of people living so close to each other…the endless supply of good restaurants…the joy of walking everywhere…the pleasure of proximity. In the past … Continue reading

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.Eucharisteo. “The root word of eucharisteo is charis, meaning “grace.”  Jesus took the bread and saw it as grace and gave thanks.  He took the bread and knew it to be a gift and gave thanks.  But there is more…Eucharisteo, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Auntie Emmy

Just call me Auntie Emmy for the month of September 🙂 It’s almost been 1 week since I arrived in Mesa, Arizona to spend this month with my sister, Nora, brother-in-law, Travis, niece, Kate, and nephew, Grant. Meeting Grant was … Continue reading

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Yesterday, I hosted my inside worker, Emily Maingi, her daughters Mary and Rose, and Emily’s mother – Mary – for lunch at my house. What a treat it was to have 3 generations of Maingi women sitting at the table … Continue reading

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make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold

Is it really time to start my goodbyes? I feel like it was just yesterday that I decided to move to Kenya…and here I am, ten days away from actually leaving. Goodbyes are hard.  Not because you won’t see that … Continue reading

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What do you do when you are so sick of packing and eliminating and sorting and bubble-wrapping and duct-taping? Voila!  Have Aunt Carolyn come up from Rolly! Carolyn, who attended RVA back in the day, and served alongside her husband, … Continue reading

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