Monthly Archives: June 2008

Days 9, 10 and 11

Days 9, 10 and 11:  The wind-down Over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it became clearer and clearer which people would remain as friends forever.  Most of the last few days are a blur to me.  Almost every plan I had in … Continue reading

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Peace, Happiness, and Life . . . or No one knows the day you die

Day 9:  Peace, Happiness and Life . . .  or No one knows the day you die   We started our intervention project with the Batwa today.  so many days of planning for this one day event.  We want to … Continue reading

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Day 8: fumes and beauty

Day 8:  Fumes and Beauty I had three things on my “to do” list today:  buy passport photos for the Batwa, visit the Ministry of Health (Rwandan government), and visit the Office of Immigration.  I could only complete the first … Continue reading

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Day 7: To Life! [A double entry]

Day 7:  To Life!  (A double entry) [From Le] Sara, Miranda, and I got to the Maternity Ward today and it was very quiet for Rwandan standards.  The 3 labor beds weren’t full every moment of the day.  So we … Continue reading

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Day 6: Le’s excitement

June 23, 2008 I DELIVERED MY FIRST AFRICAN BABY!!!!  I had Dr. Pam and Sara (the midwife) on either side of me coaching me through the entire process, with Miranda watching near by.  It was more joy then I can … Continue reading

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Day 5: Genocide

Well, Sunday is a day of rest for so many in this very religious country.  The group I am working with spent several hours in the late afternoon planning the rest of our week.  More on that later.  Though the … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Saturday

I skipped Day 3 entry, mostly because I was just plain tired.  Suffice it to say that we had a taste of what we will do, kind of a test run.  For me, I worked with my small group of … Continue reading

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