Its been a while I know. Things are moving so fast and so slow all at the same time I just don’t know where the time has gone. No one can really understand the ephemeralness of time unless they have tried to accomplish an objective within a certain timeframe in India. I’m not kidding…it is a good thing Einstein wasn’t Indian or he would never have been able to comprehend Relativity.
In all honesty, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but its funny ‘cause the things that I thought would be difficult are easy and the things I thought would be easy are arduous. My apartment and roommates came along rather effortlessly. Establishing relationships with the homes and the girls has been a real joy. But getting them to make anything is coming along slowly. They seem to really love learning how to make fashion jewelry. They have even been told that there jewelry looks like ready-made (meaning store bought). The problem is they just can’t stay focused long enough to make more than one piece. I am learning so much about the psyche of these girls and the reality of post-traumatic stress disorder now I just need to apply what I’m learning to make the best experience for the girls.
Rescued girls are not the only ladies in my life right now. I have met the most amazing women from the US, UK, and India volunteering or working to fight trafficking in one way or another. For example, my roommate Lillia (one of the coolest ladies I have met in a long time) just graduated from law school, took the BAR and hopped on a plane to India were she has been working for 5 months to give justice to girls by prosecuting their pimps and traffickers. I am so blessed to be among such amazing women like Lillia. I am honored to know them and to be sharing life with them.
Please pray for IJM Mumbai as they are fighting a big case right now. See link to read about the case.