Leaving Sierra Leone

I’m so heartbroken that I’m leaving Sweet Salone even though I’m happy to be reuniting with my family in Atlanta. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the World Health Organization and to serve the people of Sierra Leone. It has been one of my biggest blessings in life to be … [Read more…]

A baby goat is born!

So… I haven’t written a blog post in 3 months. My last blog post was the morning of August 14th, 2017 – the day that 1141 people died in the largest disaster in Sierra Leone’s history. Sierra Leone had been through a war and an Ebola outbreak, but she had never had this many people die in … [Read more…]

African Tourist!

We spent the last 2 weeks being tourists in West Africa and we had so much fun! We explored Senegal and the Gambia, and I was pretty stoked to finally be a tourist in my own backyard. I have traveled widely in the US, Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and southern Africa, and I … [Read more…]

All together again!

I can’t believe that it has been a whole month since I wrote my last blog post. I told myself that I would blog weekly but that was obviously a pipe dream. So much has happened this past month! My family arrived and we are finally all together again. It has been wonderful reuniting with … [Read more…]

The mountains, the beach, and my dog.

I’m settling in quite well into our home. I sit on the veranda a lot, where I have a good view of the mountains, the beach, and my dog Sheba. I miss my family terribly though! I’ve been away from them for 2 1/2 months now and it has been very difficult for them and … [Read more…]

Lumley Beach

It’s been a tough two weeks, but I finally sense some calmness rolling through. Work has been hectic – there is so much to do, and I have had to travel up country frequently. I had also frantically been trying to put the finishing touches on our house and get the generator installed so that … [Read more…]

Papa’s 85th birthday.

Last week was our Papa’s 85th birthday and we had a wonderful birthday party! We have every reason to celebrate – the life expectancy in Sierra Leone is 50 years, so it is truly a remarkable feat and a blessing for us to be able to celebrate his 85th birthday. It seems that every other … [Read more…]

The goats at Papa’s house.

The goats at Papa’s house are so darn cute! There are somewhere between 3 to 6 of them – I’m not sure of the exact number because they run away when I get too close, especially when Sheba is around. There is a black one, a brown and white one, a mostly brown one, and … [Read more…]

Renovating our home.

I had NO intentions of becoming a builder, but here I am, deep in building construction! When we decided to move to Freetown, we weighed all the pros and cons of different living arrangements. Should we move in with my Dad? He lived in a massive house with a huge yard – the kids would … [Read more…]