June 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm 2 comments

I am totally and completely blown away by a woman in Takoma Park, Maryland (my mother’s hometown, by the way) — a mom, artist, writer — who has just traveled to Rwanda on a mission to help one family and a village full of shining girls get an education and opportunities we Americans all usually take for granted.

Please check out Jen Lemen’s blog — her photos and stories and words and lessons have brought me to tears and a state of awe.  What she is teaching her daughter, through her own actions, is something I aspire to.  You go, Jen!


Entry filed under: Inspiring People, Women.

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  • 1. rowena  |  June 12, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Isn’t she amazing? I am in awe of her.

    Truth be told, I am a little intimidated, too, because my world seems so small right now. Small children. Small steps. Small goals.

    I am generally ok with that, but sometimes I see someone stepping out, large and with vision, and I am amazed.

  • 2. Writermeeg  |  June 14, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Yes, I know how you feel! I have to remind myself that Jen is at a different stage of mothering, for one thing, and also that I may not be one to fly to Rwanda to teach my daughter about giving and helping others — and that’s OK!! I can still be inspired by her and know I may never do something as amazing as she is doing. 🙂


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