Tomorrow I leave South Africa. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to this amazing country. It has been such a privilege to have spent three years of my life in Africa. A portion of my heart will remain behind when I board the plane tomorrow. Thank you, South Africa, for yourContinue reading “Goodbye South Africa”
We have a crazy summer ahead of us. So far, this is how it’s shaping up: We’ll start the summer here (though it’s actually winter here): On July 1, Ellie and I will fly here: A week later, we will meet Jason and together we will fly here: After another week, the three of usContinue reading “Here, There & Everywhere 2018”
This is a recent picture of Ellie: She’s 13 years old. Like a typical American teenager, she took this selfie on her iPhone. When we moved overseas in 2010, Ellie was 6 years old: Ellie has lived over half of her life outside of the U.S. As a result, she has missed out on someContinue reading “Things Missed and Things Gained”
This is Ellie and her friend Jenna. Last week these two girls were invited to represent their middle school at a swim meet in Maputo, Mozambique. A few days before the meet, after the girls had agreed to go and we had paid all their expenses, the swimmers were told that the meet would runContinue reading “The Sabbath Day”
Handshakes went out this morning. We have decided to announce our next post through interpretive dance. Enjoy!
Tomorrow is the big day! Handshakes go out and we will know our next post. Actually, we’re 99% sure what it’s going to be, but we have to wait until tomorrow for the big reveal. Three hints: It’s in the Northern Hemisphere; no more summer/winter mixups. It was our first choice of the possibilities presentedContinue reading “Care to Guess?”
Yesterday, I went with my friend Diana into the Soweto Township in Johannesburg. Diana works for an NGO called Days for Girls. This NGO has basically three purposes: one is to go into less privileged areas and teach teenage girls about their bodies, feminine hygiene, menstruation, sexuality and pregnancy. Another purpose is to provide theseContinue reading “Days for Girls”