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I am so excited to be posting a blog within one month of my last one! That is a definite improvement in my record. The month of April was very busy and included a wonderful and much-needed visit from my parents. I had not seen my dad in 15 months and I was missing him […]

The Heart of the Matter

There comes a point in every bloggers life where you just have to give up and say, I am not going to be able to update you on everything that has happened since I last wrote. It is like that email that someone sent you, or the text, or the phone call that you meant […]

Masai Twins

I want to really introduce you to the beautiful twins, Theracia (girl) and Elisha (boy) and let you see why they are staying at Neema House. I will say that having a part in the decision about whether the twins stayed at Neema House or went back to the village with their mother was very […]

The Follow Up…

I meant to thank everyone, and let you know how things were going sooner, but those things kept changing. Sorry to be dramatic and then keep everyone in suspense. Many thoughts have been going through my mind the last week. So here goes. Thank you everyone for your kind responses! They have been meaningful to […]

36 Hours – From the Editor

I’ll get to the first point of the title in a bit. The second part simply means, this is Matt. Kelly recently joked, but seriously, about making some sense of our relationship after “almost ten years of marriage”. Life will teach you some things, if you are participating. Kelly and I have a cycle we […]

Doing Our Job

I am sitting in the office at Neema House, hearing the getting-ready-for-nap pandemonium take place right outside the fabric partition that serves to pseudo-seclude me from the crowd of sleepy toddlers. A few minutes ago I led a grieving family on a tour of Neema House. Their wife/daughter/sister died four days ago, giving birth to […]