This past week has by far been the hardest week on board the ship this field service. I was recently home to celebrate a friend getting married and then got knocked out reduced to bed by some virus that had me feeling off balance, feverish, tachycardic and in pain last week. With so much to … More Sobbing, processing… (Please wait. WELCOME!)
I am still amazed when I have a conversation with Shea or Jenelle who are two of the teachers in the Academy on board. Shea teaches first grade and Jenelle is the preschool teacher (see the pics below). Seeing and listening to them in their element just fills me with fond memories of my childhood … More The ship kids and the Academy
I used to be so possessive of titles, of status and identifying labels. I held those abstract things so tightly. For example I remember being proud of the exclusivity of being on the dive team. How amazing is the work we do, how above-and-beyond an already unique and selfless life calling. Well I can’t totally … More Only as much as…I let go
Let yourself be moved, feel and soak in Fifalina’s story… This little girl’s courage and heart through 6 months of medical care, painful procedures and rehab is a testimony of how strong her mother’s faith is and the love she has for her daughter. It is humbling and inspiring to see how much courage … More Courage looks like a little Malagasy girl
These are the streets that I roam these days.. they are sweaty and smelly and just beautiful. I love the authenticity of it. It’s like the food and the living and the zest and the grime all mingle and mold into one and they’re not ashamed, it’s just how it is. I love the wild dizzying … More The streets have no name…
I can not actually believe we have been in Cotonou for 3 weeks already! Three weeks used to pass by in a very familiar routine of comforts back home. This place on the other hand is a revolving door of activity especially at the start of a field service. Change after more change followed by something … More Bienvenue au Benin!
A few people have asked what ship life looks like and also what the ship does for the 2 months that we are not in field service. I couldn’t find a better way than to show you some of the official photos that have been taken. Here you will see Projects personnel doing renovations thought … More The colours of shipyard