Author Archives: Robin Dillon

Another Trip Around the Sun

Today is my 48th birthday. I make no qualms about my age — some think I am old; others think I am young — but no matter the number, I will always be young at heart. Though I have not … Continue reading

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Anniversary Reflections

Yesterday, February 1, marked the one-year anniversary of my weight loss surgery, and in that time I have shed 160 pounds.  It has been quite a journey! I have heard some say that surgery is the “easy way” to lose … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, jiggety jig

After shopping for chocolate at the Brussels airport, we left in the wee hours (4 am Eastern) and arrived in Newark shortly after Noon yesterday. We made it through customs with relative ease, collected our luggage, rechecked it, went through … Continue reading

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Water Revisted

After a bumpy 3 hour ride that included a bridge that was out and a subsequent (and suspect!) detour through Firestone’s rubber plantation, we arrived at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia. When we boarded the plane, I headed right to … Continue reading

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Leaving a piece of my heart in Liberia

Though I haven’t written updates in the last week, my heart has been full — full of love for the people I have met and full of care and concern for the many needs here. As we leave today, I’m … Continue reading

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Hole in One!

This morning as I went into the bathroom to wash up for the day, I was organizing my belongings. I lifted my arm to put my toothbrush on the shelf above the sink and lost my grip on it. The … Continue reading

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Water!

One of the team members has dubbed me as “the water girl” as it seems that I am the one who frequently retrieves the water from the back porch to fill bathing buckets and the water filtration system for our … Continue reading

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