Category Archives: Rwanda

Heart Strings

I believe in heart strings. The tiny tug you feel or the soft whisper you hear…and you know it’s your heart, almost indescribably, pulling you in a direction… to do something… make a decision, get involved, make a change – whatever it is. The pull is different for everyone and you don’t need to justify […]

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Carol SchmidtOctober 3, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Wow! From the first minute that I set my eyes on your amazing photos I was deeply touched. For me, it solidified my passion to care with commitment. Each time I make a card I think about the life behind the faces, the joys and hardships, and I am changed. I am hoping to go on the trip next summer, to meet those I have grown to love simply through you, Kate, sharing your passion, skill, and enthusiasm with all of us.

Dick GillaspieOctober 2, 2010 - 5:33 pm

What a wonderful wrapup to an incrediable journey.

CindyOctober 1, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Thank you so much for so poignantly and beautifully sharing your incredible journey! Your ability to capture the spirit of the children is amazing. Love you!

Susie GradeOctober 1, 2010 - 11:51 pm

I love the idea of heart strings, and whispers, and hunches and intuition – such a powerful thing. So honored to be on this journey with you and glad to have you as friends. I am moved every time I read your blogs and look at these photos – thanks for taking the time to tell the story. Much love, Susie

JodiOctober 1, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Your pictures are really moving. This batch just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing. I’m listening!

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