a fly on the wall

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On our last trip to Ghana, I really wanted to capture the little snippets from life at the Yellow House that I find myself missing when I return to the States. It’s difficult to describe–obviously I miss the girls, but it’s so much more nuanced than that simple statement: I miss Mama Helen’s soothing voice, I miss the afternoon wind … Read More

on the move

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“How was your trip?” It’s so difficult to answer that question in a concise way! I am not a parent, but I imagine it’s like answering the question, “how are your kids?”. I could talk for hours about our visit to the Yellow House and the million tiny things that happened while we were there: how the girls are growing … Read More

I wish I may, I wish I might…

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“Is there a way we can donate specific things to Eight Oaks?” This is one of the more popular questions we get from potential donors, and the answer is yes! The reality will always be that money is more useful, but THINGS are more fun to give. With that in mind, we’ve created a Wishlist for items we need or … Read More

2016 in Review

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Dear Friends- Another year is coming to a close! We hope that this letter finds you well and in the midst of enjoying the holidays. During this season, as we try to turn our hearts and minds towards what we are thankful for, you and our Eight Oaks family are at the very top of the list. Highlights from 2016: … Read More