Last week I asked the Lord to break my heart for what breaks His. I had just picked up Daughters by Design, a book that my mom sent to me a few months ago.It is a book by Paula Jarot, an elementary school teacher at my school I graduated from: Grace International School. I started reading it thinking I could read it 'for fun' before I went to bed each night. I finished it in two nights and couldn't put it down. It is a breath-taking story about two girls, Sivy & Sopheak, adopted from Cambodia. I remember Melanie TA'ed in Sivy's class when she first came to Chiang Mai. Oh what beautiful girls they are and have grown to be.
Mel & I get a chance to go home to Thailand via East Africa. Staying with friends around Kenya (3 weeks), epic roadtripping to Rwanda (1 week) via Uganda. Got a few ideas on what to do there.. more to come later...
Favorite book of the year:
Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadah. Beautifully written narrative that depicts a view not many know about. Written by a Palestinian lawyer, this book captures the connection between the land and history of the modern Middle East.