Small Things with Great Love (part 2)

Small Things with Great Love (part 2)

For Part One of this post, please click here.   We return to find mom awake from her nap and slightly less fatigued. I’m always surprised how enthusiastic she is to welcome her little angel back against her sore and depleted chest. He clamours for the breast, and...
Small Things with Great Love (part 1)

Small Things with Great Love (part 1)

This is a piece I prepared several months ago that I put aside and recently rediscovered. Rereading it, I felt it was too beautiful not to share. Even though the day-to-day reality with Gabriel is different now, this piece captures what it was like for us in those...

Fear and Love

(all photos in this post courtesy of Dave Adair- check out his site at http://www.blog.daveadair.com/ to see more pics and her his impressions of Anandwan) “Why I took up leprosy work: not to help anyone, but to overcome that fear in my life. That is worked out good...

Coming to the edge

Iwish I could say I look forward to the smell of antiseptic first thing in the morning… I walk through the predawn darkness to the office across from the hospital with the single light on outside it, as though mom and dad had left it on expecting our arrival, in full...

Reforestation

For the past two weeks, Giulia and I have been living and working in a unique community called Sadhana Forest (http://sadhanaforest.org/). Started by an Israeli couple eight years ago, its mission is to reforest 70 acres of severely eroded land. It now attracts over...