Sunday, November 26, 2017

Amazing Mother Nature

Mother Nature's healing properties have left me in a state of peaceful bliss. 

At the Mara square, several hundred unpaved miles from the Kenya Relief facility where I joined team 22 on a mission that included 48 surgeries and a team of highly skilled medical professionals (and me), I found my healing. I didn't even think twice about the scheduled safari or how impactful the untouched landscape would be. Three safari days, a little Immodium and every African animal imaginable left me speechless. Mother Nature heals.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wisdom from a Turtle

The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. 

Turtle Spirit Animal

I never thought I'd believe slow is good, but I do. I just don't want to wake up one day and say, "How did I get to be eighty." I'd rather say, "That was a great ride, and I remember every bit."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How Many Days Do You Have Left?

11,132 days left until departure.

Now it's 11,128 as I prepared this post four days ago. I suppose I'm giving away my age, but the point is we only have so many hours, minutes, seconds . . . days left in this form. Might as well enjoy.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Open to Whatever Unfolds

I'm going on a mission in Kenya. Ten days to a place called Migori where Kenya Relief is located. I'm open to whatever unfolds. So far it has been amazing and I haven't even left North America.

I mentioned my impending mission to my dear friend and former chemo guru (my lifesaver), Donna Valentine and she said, "Can I go?" Donna never does anything without months of planning. We figured it out, got all our shots,  mosquito repellent, and permission from the Kenyans. She's going! We're going. I feel safer with my friend there. Who get's to go on a mission and bring their doctor/physician assistant? I'm so lucky.

Curtis and Devry Coghlan are resident missionaries. Devry was my first mentor in this life. I have idolized the ground she walks on for over twenty-five years. She's unbelievable. I can't wait to spend a few minutes with these fabulous people in their life of the last three years. I never imagined Devry or I would exist in this world today in the manner that we exist. I moved to the ocean and Devry moved to Africa. I'm not sure that's fair, but that's life.

LAX to London to Nairobi and transportation to Migori. I will see you from Africa real soon. I'm open to whatever unfolds.