30
Jun
2011

After six months of sitting on hard wooden benches, we finally brought home a kitchen table and chairs. That was in March. We fully expected to have a set of sweet little brown chairs sitting in our living room by that time. We had picked them out, ordered them, and were just waiting for them [...]

28
Jun
2011

The Arrival of Maame Esi.

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She’s here. So tiny, and new and perfect. Never mind that she was supposed to be a boy, and should have been born more than six weeks ago. {According to the doctors here.} Maame Esi has made her entrance. I wrote about my neighbor in an earlier post, which you can read, or re-read HERE [...]

17
Jun
2011

Evidence.

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I’ve got some. In fact, my house is full of it…I find myself stooping to pick it up, tripping over it in my haste, sweeping it, mopping it, reaching for a rag to clean it up, grumbling about it, treasuring it. It fills my sink, wash line, conversation, camera card, day and heart. Evidence of [...]

07
Jun
2011

As Promised…

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I mentioned several weeks ago that our corn has been planted, and I promised a post devoted to the project. Here it is, a little later than intended. But honestly, it’s more fun to share pictures now that the corn is up and growing well, than to just show the planting process. Isaac, pouring the [...]