Wanderings and Wonderings - Sister Meg's Journey

Photo of the Week - Week 13

By Sister Meg Earsley on Wednesday, April 6th 2022

It isn't the best photo. It's too dark, too close and a bit blurry -- but it's a favorite because it reminds me of a special time.

I continue to be surprised that anyone here might think that I am something special. I sometimes forget that I look different, or that by being from the United States, people find that interesting. I mean, I am from the United States so to me, that's old news! I don't often feel very useful, only helping a little bit with the important work Sister Yanira does. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my photos, but still, that pales in comparison to the life-saving work going on here. Of course, there are the continuing challenges of speaking Spanish, too. Today a large family that we cooked soy with made me feel special. The mothers taught me a few words in Gwarayu, the traditional language of this area (admittedly, I forgot them but that's not the point), one of the teenage girls took a selfie with me while we made Cuñapes together and the younger kids couldn't get enough of me and the camera I was taking photos with. I felt love and acceptance from this friendly -- kind and inviting family. It was a great day!

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Marlene Walsh Says:
04/06/2022 4:23pm
You have no idea how many lives you touch every day!

Karen Kappell Says:
04/07/2022 9:42am
Good example of how "being with and present" does not need words. The love pours out and is stronger than words. Sounds like something from Frances.

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