You might think we've been in hibernation for the last half year or so... but we've actually been very busy behind the scenes. In April, we went to Nepal and reconnected with our friends and the families we're helping to support - and most importantly, we finally met Rajan, our manufacturer, and little Jasper!
It has been many months – since September and the start of the tourist season in Nepal – since we have heard from Kamal, Jasper’s dad. But that all changed this and last week when we had the “holy trinity” of surprises, allowing us to reconnect in a small way (as power outages allow): an email, a phone call and a Skype video call!
Against statistical odds and despite diarrhea, this little guy is now a chubby, healthy baby boy. His 6-month celebration was in November, and he was feted and blessed by as many aunties and uncles as could arrange to see him! He is wearing a super-ultra-blessed “tikka” made of rice paste and red powder on his […]
Thanks a million to Boomers and Echoes (North Shore kids consignment store) for donating some lovely things for Jasper, who will be 6 months old this November. And I purchased some beautiful things for Resmi, too. Some lovely folks we met through Vancouver Contra Dance are off to Kathmandu on Monday and are hand-delivering a […]
We returned to Canada, but we continued to talk with Kamal every week. Early in 2012, he told us that he and his wife were expecting a baby. The baby arrived in May and it was a boy! We were very thrilled for him and then much to our surprise and completely out of the […]