She is due to deliver her third child today. She is tired, and simply waiting for the contractions to start. Yet, she still carries her own water from our pipe each morning and afternoon. She still ties her 2-year-old daughter onto her back and walks the kilometer into town when she needs something. She greets [...]

21
Apr
2011

Kids. Baking. That pretty much sums up my life over the past few days. Oh…and sweeping. Baking alone necessitates a little sweeping afterwards, but add kids to the mix and it positively demands it. A lot of it. Here’s the run down: Monday – chocolate chip cookies and a batch of bread. Tuesday – four [...]

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14
Apr
2011

Well, Take 2.

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We were pretty pleased with our humble hand-dug well. If you remember, I wrote about it, HERE. The guys worked hard, and in return, it really WAS working for us! Over time, though, it started to develop a mud problem. We drained it twice and scooped out buckets of muck, trying to find a solution. [...]

11
Apr
2011

In December, I felt compelled to walk back the dirt road beside our house, meet the people living there and bring them some Christmas cheer. We had been living here for about two months, and I only knew the name of one old lady, and two small boys. So, with cookies in hand, and Joshua [...]

05
Apr
2011

Donuts = Happiness?

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This morning was not really one I’d like to engrave into my memory. It involved a little boy who woke far too early, and a mother who was, shall we say, less-than-charmed to hear his little boy voice SO early. For a few moments, tired and with an aching back, though she was, this Momma [...]

01
Apr
2011

The Long and Winding Post.

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Warning: I have no real idea where this post will end. I normally like to have some point to what I put up here, but today, I don’t really have one. Instead, I have a bunch of rambling thoughts and a collection of pictures {mostly of Elliot} that represent our life, lately. First, some ramblings: [...]