Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Friday, March 23, 2007

It's Beth's Birthday!

From across the ocean, a very happy birthday to my sister, Beth. I'm so proud of her--she's attending grad school for a degree in public health--after raising two kids and working at Camp Tilikum as retreat coordinator for many years. Go, Beth!

This photo was taken around 1979, when our family returned to Burundi for the summer. My father filled in at Kibuye Mission hospital, which was without a doctor at the time. Most days, we all helped around the hospital, from pricking the fingers of pregnant women for their iron levels, to painting metal doors with letters and numbers. Evenings, we strolled down to the stream to watch golden crested cranes and water birds or hiked past garden plots and giant rocks to see more of the countryside.

Enjoy your day, "little sis." Have fun at the Oregon coast!

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