Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 9

Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 9 Searching for Emma No doubt about it, stepping into that baby ward flooded with memories, bursting with the babbling and innocent beauty of babies, I could not stop my heart from searching for my daughter. The sight of sleeping little girls with intricately braided hair melted my heart.…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 9

Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 8

Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 8 Keeping Watch My heart shatters as I pass through textbook stages of grief. But when the denial stage spirals through, I sit down and refuse to budge. Questions torment me. If Emma came to the orphanage once due to an obviously unstable home environment, perhaps she will return.…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 8

Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 7

Dear readers, several week ago I began writing an account of my days in Kenya, of how Kenya has changed me forever. I am considering this manuscript a first draft as I both consolidate some previously written and some new passages into a cohesive story, and it continues today... To start at the beginning, click this…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 7

Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 6

Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 6 Fire in My Bones In the throes of culture shock, I started saying, admittedly with a certain amount of sarcasm: “Expect the unexpected.” But on the day I missed the bus, something inside me snapped. I realized with absolute certainty that I was not in control; and therein…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 6

Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 2

Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 2 When Are You Coming to Kenya? Usually when parents decide to adopt, they locate an adoption agency in their home country and then a social worker helps them narrow down age, gender, and nationality of the child they hope to adopt. We did it all backwards. We found our son,…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 2