1. Hi Molly, I appreciate your kindness and a good heart to that kind of people. They are truly very ignorant when it comes to that kind of thing. By the way you’re such a good person and I really appreciate that. Keep it up!

  2. This is the most amazing post ever. It’s amazing how something so simple can end up being the most wonderful experience. I am so glad you are back home but I loved reading your posts while you were gone. You made me reminisce (when I was in college I worked at two newspapers in South Africa). I could relate to a lot of what you were talking about in this post especially with respect to the women. They truly are amazing individuals. Hope you adjust back to life okay!

  3. This looks like so much fun! I do my nails so often that it doesn’t seem like a big deal…it’s nice to see this and gain some perspective. I’m so glad you took the opportunity to help them be pampered!

    Jess – J’s Style

  4. So, so amazing – what an incredible experience this must have been! Your photos of all the women are so beautiful – you can really feel their strength coming through the pictures.

    Sea and Swank

  5. Hello there…I wish I could recall just HOW I happened upon your blog? W click here…another there…and here you are. Your site is so welcoming and I was thrilled to be a part of your link-up. Such an experience you had…thank you for sharing these fantastic pictures with these beautiful ladies! I look forward to getting to know you better. Enjoy…

  6. Molly, I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing so much of your trip with us. It was such a blessing to be able to see what y’all were doing and be able to really pray for y’all.
    Your nail party sounds like so much fun! What a fun way to serve women who I know don’t get served very often. 😉
    I hope and pray you get to feeling better soon. I know real life can feel like a bit of a letdown after such a mountaintop experience. I pray that God will keep the joy of your experience close to your heart and mind in the coming weeks. 😉

  7. I really need to learn by now to grab the tissue box before I read these posts. *SNIFF* This is such a beautiful scene! How amazing to give these women the gift of fun and femininity, Molly. Their lives are probably so serious all the time, so much about work and survival, how special to give them an hour just to be girls!!! Such a good reminder for us over here, as we’re battling our petty first world problems, that all it takes to bring a smile to a Kenyan woman’s face is a little glitter…

  8. First off – welcome back friend!!
    Second – this has got to me one of my favorite posts of yours! I just got the biggest smile on my face seeing those pictures. It’s funny…I typically think of painting my nails as a chore. I suck at it and I am inpatient so I always rush through it. This is a great reminder to slow down and appreciate it for several reasons – ability, access, and self-investment. This women (and you!) are an inspiration 🙂
    Welcome home girl!
    XO – Marion

    1. thank you so much, marion! it’s good to be home. and thank you again so much for the encouragement. and i felt the same way – painting my nails can be such a chore but it was just MAGIC to these women. love it <3 love you!

  9. First, I have to say that am sad I never came across your blog before!I just found it and am almost in tears. Am from Kenya, born and still living there so I understand your story.
    I just wish I knew you before. You are so encouraging and uplifting and am happy that you adopted that village. Looks like you had so much fun.
    Am so happy and proud of you even when I don’t know you!God bless you!

      1. I live in Thika, a town a few kilometres from Nairobi but not on the same side as the Nakuru highway. Kenya is really an amazing country!

  10. I just love reading these posts! This is so fun – it’s amazing how, like you said, something as simple as painting nails can transform a strong independent woman into a girl again 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pictures and for sharing your experiences…you have such an amazing outlook on life and it’s so wonderful to see someone so dedicated to helping others Molly!


  11. I love that you gave these ladies a day of pampering, and time to just be girls. Looks amazing. Welcome back to the US. Good luck getting acclimated girl.

  12. Welcome back, Molly! These pictures are so sweet! It was amazing to see how you bonded with these women and how a simple ‘nail session’ got you all together chatting and having a great time, no matter where each person is from. I really enjoyed reading about your trip! Have a great week, dear!

  13. What a cool post! Thank you for sharing your trip! I have been busy and haven’t stopped by for awhile, but I remember how you were saying you wanted to go and am glad you were able to do so. I’ve only read a few of your posts from your trip, but am definitely going to check them all out. Happy Monday 🙂

  14. This trip was so amazing for me to watch – I loved that you shared this – it touched me so much – and alot of it reminded me of my own country (DR). Trully amazing – you did a fantastic job and I know God is looking out with with a proud heart!!

  15. Molly, what a sweet, special time you had with these ladies! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures and your experiences with us. When I get a break today I’m going to sit down and take a while to read all your Kenya posts uninterrupted. 🙂

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