Barf Well, A Blessing »

Monday we left Karamoja. Monday, I was 39 weeks along. Monday, we had one of the first muddy, go-off-roading-around-stuck-trucks drive of the year thus far. Despite the excitement, I did not go into labor and we are now installed in a small home in Kampala. Until now, the waiting for baby has been a background […]
Posted by: Chloe on April 20, 2016 @ 4:10 pm | 4 Comments
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Burdens Borne »

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather […]
Posted by: Chloe on March 1, 2016 @ 10:02 pm | 2 Comments
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Whirlwind Week »

Monday’s dawn found our family on the road to Kampala. Christopher leaving before light in order to arrive early in Mbale to run extra errands. I followed an hour behind allowing Carmel some additional sleep before the craziness of travel. We joined forces in Mbale and took one vehicle to Kampala, praying the whole way […]
Posted by: Chloe on February 20, 2016 @ 9:30 pm | 1 Comment
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Carmel Plays with a Cobra »

Caught your attention? Good. We’ll get to that cobra business presently. For now, let’s just start reading at the beginning. Where do the days go? If there isn’t a sudden shortage of some important medicine or emergency maintenance request, there’s a regular stream of conflicting vacation requests to deal with, or a disciplinary matter, or […]
Posted by: Christopher on February 14, 2016 @ 10:42 pm | No Comments
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The Everyday »

There is a chill in Karamoja that creeps up the sheets from your toes to your nose. It tingles and delights in the surprise of its mere existence. It makes me smile every time, and then, almost without fail, I wonder if I put enough clothes on Carmel since when I put her to bed […]
Posted by: Chloe on February 10, 2016 @ 2:20 pm | 1 Comment
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New Year’s News! »

We’ll be adding a new pair of boots to the family in 2016! We are due late April, but let’s just be honest and say that the baby probably won’t show its head until May.  There has been no ultra sound yet, so I can’t tell you if it is a boy or girl. Stay […]
Posted by: Chloe on January 4, 2016 @ 8:31 pm | 1 Comment
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Hats & Denial »

You may be tempted to think that by our recent silence there is simply nothing to tell. That is far from the truth! We’re in the midst of many transitions which has resulted in the proliferation of a tower of different hats, steadfast denial and very busy days! We are very sad to be saying […]
Posted by: Chloe on October 29, 2015 @ 2:39 pm | No Comments
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The Weeds »

I often find myself lost in the midst of weeds and I wonder if I’ve drunk the wrong bottle from Alice’s wonderland or if the forest itself is somehow bewitched. I push past the everyday maze of Ugandan English to find its seeds sticking to my socks, continuing to mystify, mortify and edify me with […]
Posted by: Chloe on September 25, 2015 @ 7:37 am | 1 Comment
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When we aren’t too busy being super missionaries, we attempt to scale mount Kadam. Saturday was our best attempt yet, with hopes that we will finally reach the top on October 9. Here we are looking into the valley at the top of the mountain. The peak is the rounded hill in the distance lit […]
Posted by: Christopher on September 16, 2015 @ 11:05 am | No Comments
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