Safely Traveled

I am back.  My own bed is very well slept in.  My children have all been snuggled and we continue to look at the hundreds of photos I took while away. My husband is happy to have his partner in love and crime back.

It was a good trip.

I keep bumping in to friends who ask how my trip was.  I say, “Amazing.” or “So good.” but I can’t explain so simply and feel my answer carrying any truth.

The real response would take hours to share.  Starting tomorrow, I will start writing it down for all of you.  It has all been well digested, mulled over and as lovingly understood as it will ever be by me.

A little boy named Emmy walking barefoot home from school with me on his trail.

Grandmothers dancing in my honor.

Alan, a child with a disability attending Nyaka Primary School, propped up on a bike and guided home by his friends.

So many beautiful stories.

You will find my personal insights and experiences here.  There will also be more project specific posts written for The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project blog.  You can also follow the organization directly on Twitter at @NyakaProject or “Like” the Nyaka AIDS Foundation on Facebook.

In addition to all of the fun stuff above, I will be speaking at TEDxLansing this Friday, April 13th!

Check out the event page and purchase your tickets online at or watch it live here thanks to LCC TV.

Many of you have asked how you can help.  This answer is different for all of us.  I hope that after reading through the trip, something will catch you by the heart and you will know.  Happens to me all of the time. :)

A safely traveled,


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