South Africa

You guys, some days you’re sitting in Panera trying to pick out a new pair of leggings for your daughter online and scrolling through the fun updates about The Dress – when you get a message from a friend in South Africa. And she shares a photo that was taken just a few hours ago […]

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Sometimes the news and our lives are hard and heart-breaking and filled with disappointment. Especially on a day like Valentine’s that comes with so much built-in disappointment. And then sometimes you open your email and amidst all the darkness a bright light streams like a rainbow into your eyes and your heart. When Elise emailed […]

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I don’t know about you, but the holidays with expectations attached to them can be really difficult. Mother’s Day is like that for me. And so is Valentine’s Day. Because there are all these built in expectations that tend to morph into unspoken demands – this kind of desperate wishing for a fairytale of a […]

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It’s strange to say I fell in love with the Internet this past year, but it’s true. Deep, thankful Internet love. Me and my family? WE LOVE YOU INTERNET FRIENDS! {This is the part I totally get a little weepy…} Because since Valentine’s Day last year 591 of you have raised over $50,000 for a small community […]

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Hey there friends, this is just a quick note from me and Jackson with two quick updates – THANK YOU for the beautiful comments you all left for Jackson on his interview about our trip to South Africa. I read so many of them to him until he started blushing like only a nine year […]

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He holds his heart as we wait at the red line in the immigration queue. His face has a puzzled look. Passports slide back our way and we crane necks for one last look, one wave, one jump up and down and blowing of last kisses. Then with heavy back packs we start the long […]

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