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Introducing myself and my journal: On the ground

About Me:
www.kimkitcheninthestudio.com

My Passions:
to be engaged, to learn, contribute and dance often with women about the planet

My Challenges:
desire for change yesterday

My Vision for the Future:
Healthy functional families, community, egalitarian, peaceful, artistic, nurturing potential

My Areas of Expertise:
mother, sister, honour, working on the ground

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

Kim, we are honoured to have someone of your experience and talents joining us on PulseWire. Your artwork has a very spiritual quality to it and I am so glad you shared your site with us. I have no doubt that the work you did with MAdeA touched many lives. I would love for you to share some of your experiences, insights and dreams from your work in Tanzania.

I see that you have made friends with mamaAfrica whose light spreads far beyond the villages of Kenya. I encourage you to connect with other members by writing in your journal, reading other's journals and offering comments or by joining a group. Our directory offers a large and diverse selection of groups to support members coming together around many different interests.
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups

If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. Again welcome,
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

Kim Kitchen's picture

Direction

Dear Janice, I thank you for your gentle nudge and support. I had clear intentions of participating in the learning group, however my situation of time, attention and focus is a tad off. I will story tell some details.

Our youngest of three daughters, Abeba, who we adopted from Ethiopia 18 years ago, a jewel received from the ancient old lands, took time to heal and grow but did so and ever so beautifully. A child raised by the tribe, of all places we have called home.
July 2006, a day seared in our lives, Abeba survived a near drowning due to an epilipetic seizure, in a small pool, floating on air mattress, needing to cool down, visiting her best friend who had gone in the house to prepare some food.
It was a slow healing process from coma to recovery, dealing with all that trauma brings.
We live in northern Ontario where services and supports have been little to none. It has taken such energy, focus and time in advocating for all that she deserves in living out her great potential.
We have recently connected with Acquired Brain Injury services in southern Ontario and this we are so grateful for. It does mean driving up and down the highway a 5 hour trip one way and so this variable alone has changed time lines.

I love this forum, connecting with women about the planet, knowing and affirming that the SACRED work is getting done!
Deep Gratitude for being held in the Great Circle, Kim Kitchen

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