New Year, New Family

He wants to come here to stay. The first whisperings were in a dark car, driving back home from a friend’s. “Sometimes, when it is dark, I am sad,” he said. It was out of nowhere, but I wasn’t too surprised. I chatted on about how I understand, because I know it’s hard to be…

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My Very Own Peter Pan

He doesn’t want to grow up. Not alone. Please not alone. That’s what he told me with longing in his quiet eyes. I met this darling Lost Boy in a McDonald’s of all places. I was traveling with New Horizons for Children, interviewing orphans who were hoping to be part of the Christmas hosting program,…

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new home of my blog.  I will be using this site from now on.  I’m excited to start posting about the next leg of this adventure. I’m also now on Twitter.  Follow me @Hexagonalpeg I will be leaving for Latvia in just under two weeks–it’s coming fast!  I will be posting updates…

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Community Growth

One week left. One week until she is in my arms again. These last days are filled with the last minute details and to-do lists that get longer the faster you go. I know I won’t get everything crossed off at this point, so I’m trying to prioritize. I’m also trying to remember to breathe…

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On Why Hosting Matters

Today is the last day to match children from Soccerboy and Sunshine’s country for hosting this summer. A few children have already lost their chance, as their deadline has passed. Another country only has three more days to match. These days are always depressing. It means that some children won’t have the chance to build…

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The Art of Giving

“Can I donate something to your auction?” The message came from a stranger, a friend of a friend, who lives hours away from me.  I will likely never meet her nor have any significant interactions with her.  And yet she gives freely and joyfully to an online auction we are running. This confounds me. If…

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