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August 16, 2017

We Moved Out! A Reflection by the First Kids to Leave Kopila

We Moved Out! A Reflection by the First Kids to Leave Kopila

We always knew that we would have to move out of Kopila Valley one day- and that the 6 of us, the oldest, would be the ones to do it first. That didn’t make it any less terrifying when Maggie Mom first told us that we had to start “transitioning out” of Kopila Valley. How would we leave the place that we have lived for the last ten years? How would we leave the family that has always cared for us? The family that that loves us unconditionally? It gave us a hollow feeling in the pits of our stomachs to think that we would never again get live at Kopila as we had for the majority of our lives.

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May 23, 2016

Love Letter #25 (50 Love Letters)

Love Letter #25 (50 Love Letters)

Dear K, We were sitting in the purple room the other day when you told me you wanted to study nursing. I asked you why and you told me you wanted to be like Florence Nightingale. I had a flash back to when you were 11 and so badly wanted to go to school. You had to start at the very beginning in kindergarten. I'd find you alone in your room studying and studying and studying, quietly on your own, working hard to make up for all those lost hours. I wanted you to play and be a kid like all the rest of your brothers and sisters but you never wanted to play. I was scared you'd missed out on so much of your childhood that you didn't know how to be a kid. But you came out of your shell in your own way and time.

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January 05, 2013

Oh My Goodness

Oh My Goodness

Karma turned 15 today and Pankha turned 12. We have lots of January birthdays in this house. We had a really nice little celebration.

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