Cate’s hopecard for Rwanda reads: Rwandanese girls; you are the power behind your country. Someone who learns is the one who knows best. American girls are supporting you!
Hello All! It’s been a long and boring weekend here and not much to report. Paul and I are vaguely grumpy in that way you are when the work week is starting again and you didn’t get to do anything fun. (doyaknowwhatimean?)
It was a productive weekend though and we are finally all the way unpacked. The new matress came, so we no longer have to sleep on mold. Ikea showed up with our lime green sofa (not kidding). And, the insurance company finally gave us the go-ahead to toss all the ruined items. It’s just in time too, because we are having a housewarming party with Paul’s work friends next weekend. All we have to do now is hang up a couple of paintings and some photos.
Today Cate and I made some postcards to send to Rwanda with my dear friend, Jen Lemen. Jen and her soulsister Odette, a Rwandan genocide survivor, are working on an empowerment program for school girls in Rwanda. You can send messages of hope too! My pal Krystyn is also in on it and you can find out how to say nice things in two languages by clicking here. (Deadline: postmarked cards by May1st) I’ve been teaching the kids how to stand in their own power lately (and learning how to stand in my own), so this project really struck a cord with strong-willed Cate!