The Burma Chronicle

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Elisabeth’s Arrival

Posted on 20 Aug 2017 in Compositions, Motherhood, Photos, Reflections | 7 comments

Elisabeth’s Birth Story I only had time for one pre-natal appointment with my Chiang Mai OB before giving birth to Elise. At the appointment my doctor echoed the words of my Myanmar OB and mentioned that I was measuring small and that the baby seemed small. I wasn’t overly concerned, as they said the same […]

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Lingering in Happiness

Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in Photos, Reflections | 1 comment

It has been rainy season here since late May/early June. The appearance of the rains is always a source of refreshment, as there has been no precipitation since November, and March-May tend to be difficult months, relentlessly sunny, in the 100s most days, and hardly any cooler in the evening. We sweat through several changes […]

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Relating to Home: Perspectives from Abroad (pt. 1)

Posted on 06 Dec 2016 in Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 4 comments

I don’t know anyone working overseas who does not at times feel terribly caught between worlds. This tension is constant for most of us, and it is often heightened by our experiences in returning home, or our attempts to share our life with those in our passport countries. There is typically little or no opportunity […]

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I Hated It

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 in Life Overseas, Missions | 4 comments

I don’t cry easily. But for the first two weeks I visited Burma, I was in a state of continual meltdown. Within hours of landing in Yangon (Burma’s largest city), I was overwhelmed with depression. Not only was this place so very different from my home (and I might add, over 100 degrees and humid) […]

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