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Kopila Valley Journal

may-2009

May 02, 2016

Nena, We Love You!

Our awesome and much-loved Home Caregiver Nena left Kopila Valley today to return home to the United States. She has worked with us for the better part of 3 years, and she will be missed. She makes us laugh every morning at the breakfast table, she heals whatever ails us when we're sick, she lifts up the whole mood of the house, and she walks around in a cloud of contagious joy. She is one in a million. The kids put on a special farewell satsung just for her, complete with singing and dancing and poems and even a little play about her, complete with yoga and essential oils (two very Nena things). One of our older girls wrote her this sweet letter and read it aloud that night.

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March 29, 2016

Sirjana and Jharana Update!

We sat down with Sirjana and Jharana to discuss their trip to the United States and what it's like being back home in Nepal. The two of them recently had the opportunity to spend a few months in New Jersey as part of cultural exchange program. Find out what they had to say about their experience!

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February 27, 2016

They Arrived with Smiles

They arrived with smiles at my front door, my first surprise as I had been expecting some weariness after 24 hours on planes; after throwing up in the car; after logistical delays and pending Visa’s; after a tense moment when they were almost turned down at the border. But, never mind, those details had faded. The first thing they did was open their arms for a hug as if we were long lost friends. I couldn’t wait to show them all the things that would surely be new to them— a hot shower, a blow dryer, the inside dog; the clothes sent to them from friends with girls their age.

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January 30, 2016

Forever In Our Hearts

It's been a month since Ravi's passing and we wanted to thank you for your outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.

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January 17, 2016

No Words to Describe the Way I Feel

I want to thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and messages of condolence. I open them up and read them whenever I can. Mostly they make me face the reality of what has happened, which is a very hard thing for me to do right now. These past few weeks have been deeply personal for me and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the space, privacy, and support you’ve all given me. My family is here with me in Nepal as we attempt to navigate this. The children are doing okay. They are strong and resilient. I love and appreciate them more than I ever have. They are such good kids, such amazingly strong, huge hearted, brave, generous, and loving brothers and sisters.

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