london doors

Some people loved sights liked the London Eye, whereas I could have spent hours taking pictures of doors!

A Walk to Beautiful

This was a dream of mine to visit the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Dr. Catherine Hamlin saw a need for the rural women of Ethiopia who suffer from physical impairment, shame & marginalization as a result of a obstetric fistula. Her hospital offers amazing hope & care. Many of the women who come have suffered for years, living in isolation due to the lack of understanding in their communities.

Each patient is given a colourful quilt, a symbol of new life that they now have. I had to bite back my tears, as I saw amongst the hospital gardens, many women walking with their colourful quilts wrapped around them.

Catherine Hamlin lives in a small home on the compound. She turns 93 this year & still puts on her white cloak every morning & does her hospital rounds to greet each patient.

Press on the link below to watch the documentary, that tells the story.

A Walk to Beautiful

tell your story

Tell Your Story

This week I have been reading some of the letters that my great Oma & her family wrote from Russia to my Oma who had emigrated to Canada. Letters from a mother to daughter. The letters tell a story: starvation, scarlet fever, persecution, a longing to be united again. They also speak of hearts with a deep faith in Jesus.

Maybe it’s because I am a bit of a dreamer, but I imagine that our stories ripple into another’s. I love to think that when Jesus is part of these stories, they transcend pain, time and space. Collectively, they become part of a bigger story of God’s faithfulness and love for us.

I am thankful that the words my great oma penned many years ago, gives me more courage & freedom to tell my own.