This is for Wren

That Wren, my small frail, voiceless, baby who suffered for 13 months would not have died without meaning and without notice as so many children do.

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Centre Emmanuel

CE is a one of a kind orphanage, continuing to bring hope to the orphans of Congo.

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CAJAC

Orphanage with 44 kids in central Congo ran by Mother Superior Germaine.

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My Wife (creator, ceo, director of a ...

My Wife (creator, ceo, director of a real non-profit!)

I’d like to introduce you to my wife, Sarah Witbrod. She’s amazing.  Her heart is bigger than anyone’s I’ve ever met. She started this blog with the hope of sharing our daughter’s story with the world.  Like anything she does, she pours her heart and soul into it and makes dreams come true.  She wanted […]

Go Where You Are Led

Go Where You Are Led

I am beyond sick and yet life has never been more amazing.  I have had more healing over wrens death in the past week than I had for an entire year.  I am on the path I was meant to walk.  I have given so much but gotten more In return.  We all talk about […]

The Orphanage

The Orphanage

Depraved Indifference

Depraved Indifference

Wikipedia defines depraved indifference as a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death. I have started this post several times but was unable to fully express what I wanted to say.  Eric Ludy’s Video depraved indifference gave name to what I was trying to say. We are all guilty.  I can’t even count […]

Thoughts

Thoughts

I am thankful for all of my friends and family who have stood by us through all this craziness! I am thankful for my husband who holds my hands through the gun shots and can laughs about it after. I am thankful for my beautiful strong 4 year old who lights up my days. I […]

Pity train

Pity train

Now I normally am a pretty strong person. The past two nights in Congo I have found myself blubbering late into the night. It could be attributed to the fact that I am sick and it scares me having just had a midline taken out two days before we left. It could be lack of […]

Step it up for 1502

Step it up for 1502

Quick leason for those of you who don’t know…………….tin, tantalum, tungsten (the “3 T’s”), as well as gold, are mined in Eastern Congo and are in ALL consumer electronics products.  Tin is used to solder compononts of our electronics together. Tantalum (Coltan) stores the electricity in your electronic device. Tungsten makes your cell phone vibrate. Gold coats […]

Waiting

Waiting

In 3.5 short hours our son will be taken to his embassy appointment in Kinshasa!  We are hoping that everything goes as planned and we will be on a plane to snatch him up soon.  All this excitement has gotten me thinking.  Am I ready for this?  Don’t get me wrong I am more than […]

Great short slide show about Congo

Great short slide show about Congo

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/01/31/opinion/0131Kristof_index.html

Another day

Another day

Another day wishing for news. Another day with nothing.