Monthly Archives: September 2010

I Will Dance Again!

It was not what I had planned…(sigh)…to say the least. But, on the third day in Rwanda, surrounded by kids on the playground, I took a quick, fast step on some pretty significant, uneven ground chasing after a ball…BANG!…I fell to the dirt. My only thought, as I sat there gripping my leg was “Ouch! […]

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Susie GradeOctober 1, 2010 - 11:55 pm

you inspire me, seriously.

diane thurmesSeptember 29, 2010 - 5:10 pm

not every day I get to tear up….tears of joy though for you and how you and your family and friends, old and new are walking and soon to be dancing on this amazing life changing experience!!

BeccaSeptember 27, 2010 - 8:50 pm

Kate…You’re always inspiring and are able to find the silver lining in every situation (no matter how hidden it may be). Thanks for sharing this story. XO

EricSeptember 26, 2010 - 11:46 am

I swore I was kicked too when I ripped my gastroc. However I was in Fargo and you were in Rwanda. Easier for me…

Without doubt you will be dancing to Kenny songs in no time!

Cindy LeeSeptember 25, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Thanks again Kate for sharing your incredible story. Your writing is amazing and entertaining…and so you!

Carol MauldingSeptember 25, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Kate, Wonderful story and pictures. You are a great writter and your stories have been told with such enthusiasm. Looking forward to hear about your first dance. Keep up the good work and hi to the family for me. Carol

JodiSeptember 24, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Great post, Kate. We’re all cheering for you. You great perspective, and you really will dance again…I’ve seen a couple of these injuries first hand and it’s a long road, but there is a healthy destination awaiting you! Keep your chin up and say hi to your awesome family from Team Courts! Oh, and fantastic photos!

Katie ThurmesSeptember 24, 2010 - 9:34 pm

I see equal parts bluegrass hootenanny o’ stompin’ and a beautiful waltz in your near future. you continue to inspire Kate!!!

Cornmeal & Lentils

I was in 5th grade and remember marching down to the cafeteria for lunch – just as we did everyday… but on this particular day, we stood in line and they dropped a square of corn bread on our trays and asked us to sit down. A teacher began to tell us that … “In […]

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AmySeptember 21, 2010 - 3:23 am

Hi Kate, I remember the corn bread day, too! I agree with the natives, it is yummy! But you are right- every day?!?! I’m glad there is hope for the girls, too.
Hope all is going great in Golden! :-)Amy

All For a Clean Glass of Water

Before we arrived in Rwanda, I remember Florence, my sponsored child, telling me that much of her spare time was spent “fetching water.” I had no context for what this really meant until the morning we sat down at the Food for the Hungry office in the capital city of Kigali with the Rwandan country […]

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Dick GillaspieSeptember 16, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Great job telling and documenting your Rawanda adventure and pointing out that God’s work is never done!!!

PatriciaSeptember 16, 2010 - 3:48 pm

It’s so simple to think that water is for everyone, it is the basis for our survival yet clearly (pun intended), that’s not true. I’m so glad you were able to make a difference in this situation.

Becca MahoneySeptember 15, 2010 - 11:57 pm

You are such a phenomenal story teller…I felt like I was there while reading your story. And, of course, the pictures so fabulously document the journey. And, the “after” and “before” picture is the exclamation point on the end of it all.

Dave DSeptember 15, 2010 - 11:46 pm

This is awesome.

Wendy MSeptember 15, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Kate, once again, an amazing, beautiful post. Thank you for telling Nyabikiri’s story.