June 2013

Morning sunshines! I’m still trying to recover. I thought painting my daughter’s room would help to , you know, make me feel normal again. Which is why I can hardly open my right hand this morning. (#canyousaygranniehands?) But I wanted to peek in and say hi and tell you that I’ve put all my Nicaragua […]

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I’ve Got You {Nicaragua, Day 5}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 26, 2013

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She was 8 years old when the man in the suit knocked on her door.  She had her father’s eyes but not his days.  She had seen more heartache in her brief years than most of her school friends would know in their lifetime.  She knew that she would always be different and wondered if […]

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Home

by Edie Wadsworth on June 24, 2013

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I’m finally home.  I’m working on my last post (Day 5) but I wanted to peek in this Monday morning to say that you have touched my life so much this week.  I’m just now reading some of your comments and emails and tweets and texts.  Your kindness to love and pray for me has […]

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Obediente (Nicaragua, Day 4)

by Edie Wadsworth on June 22, 2013

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My dream when I graduated from high school was to be a missionary and have six kids.  I was pretty sure that was what serious Christians did. And if you were really obedient to God’s call, you’d go to Africa.  Obviously.  Don’t be jealous but back in the day, I was what we liked to call […]

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Open My Eyes {Nicaragua, Day 3}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 21, 2013

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I am emotionally exhausted.  My leftover tears from yesterday starting flowing this morning on the bus and would. not. stop.  As an interesting aside, lest you think I could be in danger of dehydration from all my blubbering, let me reassure you that our trusty Compassion staff is committed to child poverty and blogger hydration. […]

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When a Father Loves His Daughters {Nicaragua, Day 2}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 20, 2013

Compassion trip to Nicaragua 2013

Diana is her name. She hasn’t left my mind much for the past few weeks. Her name means “divine.” I met her on a little dirt road in the middle of nowhere and didn’t want to let her go.  She smiled a nervous smile and held tight to my neck. I’ve known for a week […]

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A Good Place to Start {Nicaragua, Day 1}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 18, 2013

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Hope is the thing with feathers,  That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words,  And never stops at all. We drove 2 hours to a city dump, just outside Leon.  The smoldering decay looked like the leftovers of an apocalypse.  Smoke rose up in twisted rings, like the Devil himself had […]

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‘Twas the night before…….

by Edie Wadsworth on June 16, 2013

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This place is hard to leave. And it’s not just the beautiful people and the beautiful sunsets and the stacks of books I love here. It’s the place where I know who I am and what I was made to do.  It’s home, in every perfect sense of the word. It’s the place where my gifts […]

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Sonny and Meemaw and other ramblings

by Edie Wadsworth on June 12, 2013

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Did y’all think I was never coming back?  Were  y’all scared that I was overcome with anxiety about my trip and changed my name and moved to somewhere rural and remote like Bean Station?  OH wait, that’s where I live.  But seriously.  It is Wednesday and I leave for Nicaragua in FIVE DAYS.  Here’s what […]

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Summer House Tour

by Edie Wadsworth on June 7, 2013

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby I haven’t seen Gatsby yet but it’s on my summer list.  I […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread {with chocolate chips}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 5, 2013

chocolate banana bread {with chocolate chips}

So, here’s the thing.  I’ve been messing around with this recipe for a couple weeks.  I think it’s pretty perfect now.  It’s a very moist cake bread (who am I kidding?) and tis best to let it cool before you cut it or it’ll be, shall we say…… gooey.  But, once it’s cooled, then I […]

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{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design For the Rest of Us

Welcome to the June {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in a way that fits […]

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