This site was formerly called Single Family Asylum, and was were I would post my silly stories. I have converted it, as my life has been converted, to be more of a thoughts and experiences journal about my time working for, and visiting the Children of eSwatini.
When I first met my wife, Cynthia . . . thirty-some years ago. . . she told me her dream was to become a doctor and go to Africa to help children. Wanting her to be my girlfriend, I’m sure I feigned interest in her plan, but I didn’t really put much stock into it ever happening.
I won her over as my girlfriend, and eventually my wife. Cynthia never became a doctor but did get her nursing degree. Along came kids, careers and a crappy house, Africa seemed to be a long-gone fantasy.
Then, out of the blue, we began attending a church that had available a bi-annual mission trip to eSwatini, Africa (formerly Swaziland). Cynthia jumped at the chance to go, and I was happy that her dream would, at least in some small part, become a reality.
Upon returning, the founders and directors of the non-profit through whom the mission trip was arranged, contacted Cynthia and informed her that they were stepping down and due to her passion, they had selected her to take over as Executive Director of Compassionate Life. . . . ughhhh, this wasn’t supposed to happen. . . . now what?
In 2016 Cynthia accepted the position. . . . meaning, I accepted it as well. This blog are my thoughts and experiences as the husband to a director of a non-profit organization that takes up all of our time, has no salary, and brings us both much joy!