Wednesday, December 16, 2009

5 Gratefuls

1. The places I have been. . .
When hiking and the trail seems endless and difficult, it's good to pause and turn around, taking in all the places you've been that got you thus far.

2. Maggie Traore, my sister midwife in Burkina Faso. I'm remembering an evening when she was at my house and we cooked a Thanksgiving feast just for ourselves. She was an apprentice at my first primary birth as a student midwife and again assisted me at my first birth as a new midwife. We also shared sacred space and time at the Jordan River temple. Missin' you, Maggie.

3. The African Children's Choir. I saw them first in Kennewick and most recently in Salt Lake City. I'm remembering good times driving around with my little girls in a minivan singing along to their cassette tape, "Let There be Peace On Earth", and "From a Distance". . .

4. Christine Elisabeth, I love you pretty one. Wasn't NYC great! We're going beyond New York next time. Get ready.

5. The places I will go. I'm going to finish the hike. Not just Mt. Timp and Big Sur. More. I can't wait to take in the view from the top.

6 comments:

lovely lindsay said...

remember when we introduce lacie to the children's choir. she was in heaven. haha.
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i love this post. i love that you hear your adventures calling to you and that - that doesn't scare you one bit. you. are. brave.
love, lindsay

Steen said...

where to next?

cathmom said...

back to your rasta roots daughter and you get to learn a language called wolof.

Briana said...

I'm ready. Ready for the top of the mountain. And i'll find my passport.

maiasong said...

Thank you! You've lifted me up - - once again! I always call on your spirit when I need to remember why...
When will you be on an adventure to my continent?

cathmom said...

As soon as I can. Just debating the risks and benefits of the prophylactic malaria treatment. Check your email Maggie.
God is good.
All the time?
All the time.
God is good!