Entering the gates of Proniño, there are children with a wide variety of personalities. Some of them want hugs right away. Others just want to chat your ear off. Some of them sort of linger around, shyer than most. And finally, some of them, well they just keep on doing their thing. Meet Deybi. When … Continue reading SJ 2016: Doing His Thing

Entering the gates of Proniño, there are children with a wide variety of personalities. Some of them want hugs right away. Others just want to chat your ear off. Some of them sort of linger around, shyer than most. And finally, some of them, well they just keep on doing their thing. Meet Deybi. When…

One of my all time favorite books/the words that kept me going early on are found in Reckless Faith by Beth Guckenberger. Her and her husband started an organization working with children’s homes in Mexico.  In many ways, she has written TCHP’s playbook. In one of the earlier chapters she talks about the heart of…

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane over New Mexico, ruminating about conversations that were had this past glorious week when I was far from my five month old love (who rolled over for the first time) and enveloped in the daily life of all of my other little loves who live way…

As the quintessential younger sibling, I had my fair share of annoying moments as a kid…and a teenager…and even now? You see, my sister always played by the rules. Dotted her i’s, crossed her t’s, and did everything right. I … Continue reading

He materialized from behind a newspaper stand while I was in my car at a stoplight looking for Wilmer. I asked about my prodigal child, and he asked me what home I worked with. Proniño. ‘Ohhhhh! I used to be in Proniño!! Is Reginaldo still there? Can I come back? I really want to come…

or·phan noun 1. a child whose parents are no longer living. Orphans. A brutally honest word to describe the hundreds of thousands of children that live without parents. A strong word, one that often pushes people (including myself) out of their comfort zone and into a depth of emotion. Orphans. A term often used to … Continue reading The value of home

or·phan noun 1. a child whose parents are no longer living. Orphans. A brutally honest word to describe the hundreds of thousands of children that live without parents. A strong word, one that often pushes people (including myself) out of their comfort zone and into a depth of emotion. Orphans. A term often used to…

It is about time that I dedicate a whole blog post to two people that are a little important to me. Yep, you guessed it! My sweet parents. If I had a dollar for every single time I answered the question “What do your parents think of all this?,” I would honestly be able to … Continue reading What do your parents think of that?

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