We returned from Switzerland yesterday night after an exhausting, exhilarating pre-teen camp with our church. It was our third year as camp counsellors, and our first year leaving Juliet behind to attend next week’s teen camp without us there. The pre-teen camp is one of my favourite weeks of the year. We are lucky, I know, that the camp is… Read More
This is our tenth anniversary of going to Brittany every summer. My husband has four brothers, who each have kids. And every July for two weeks, we all congregate with his parents in one large house, rented from the parents of friends of ours from church (and if that isn’t enough prepositions to keep your brain busy …) where we… Read More
This is my jam-packed, joy-filled life. It’s exhausting, but blissful.
I wanted to finish recounting our India trip through pictures. Lots of pictures, fewer words. Are you ready? First – CHENNAI The day after we arrived, the kids were asked to come speak to the local school. Among the questions the students asked was, “How do you conserve water in France?” Not having the same worries of water conservation as Indians face, our French children answered blithely : “In… Read More
There were four places we visited with a humanitarian aim while in India. The first was Rocky’s house. Rocky is an American guy who was touched by the plight of the people living with AIDS when he visited India, and so he sold all his possessions and moved there to help. He married an Indian woman and they just had their second baby. If… Read More
My favourite visit was the HOPE school in India. It was nearly an hour away from where we were staying. (Everything was at least an hour away from where we were staying. My entire visit is summed up in the words: “We drove.”). The reason I loved it most is not because there was a greater need in the school… Read More