It was like a little miracle and it felt like everything was just right in the world.
I took a moment to look at Dave’s family too…so far ahead of our little one, but the relationships and things I have learned from each of them are so beautiful to me, eight out of nine siblings gathered there together this weekend.
Through the thick and thin of it all, families are the best.
I want to take a minute here and talk about an opportunity we’ve come across we’re thinking of taking Grace and Claire on this summer. We took Max and Elle on a big trip to India to expose them (and us) to a very different part of the world years ago (to read about it, click HERE), and it’s always been our plan to take Grace and Claire on a trip as well. We have researched and looked into all different options for three years now and it looks like this one is the one we will do this summer, especially on the heels of reading Thirst...has anyone read that?
It is a pretty great book that makes you think about Africa a lot. (more about that book HERE.)
Anyway, this organization is called Family Humanitarian experience and it’s on Facebook here:
I know there are mixed feelings in the world about going and doing service in a foreign land, but I have done some pretty extensive research into a few different organizations and talked to SO many people to gather advice and I just love how this one is run. It is run by the Ugandan people with support from people here in the states, and 100 percent of donations and any fees go directly to needs of the people there. There have been a strangely beautiful series of events that have led us here and I really do feel like it’s for a reason.
They have spots for families to join in so I figured I’d share in case there’s anyone looking for an opportunity like this and interested in joining in. There is a youth expedition going that my sister’s kids are going on (July 26-August 6th) and I’m so excited for them. Sounds pretty awesome for youth…whitewater rafting on the Nile, a safari, as well as meaningful hands-on work for the water systems and working in the health clinic as well as on the school. And the price is pretty amazing considering it’s taking in international travel from NYC and food and all the accommodations, etc. It sounds similar to HEFY (the organization Grace went to the Dominican Republic with last summer) but easier to get into and a better price point. The early bird deadline to sign up is the 19th of April.
Go HERE for more information, and you can also call the number on there, they are so helpful!