Thursday, September 8, 2011


We were going along as usual, until a few days ago.. For the past years several of the Benacs have been involved with the Pathway orphanage in India, and I've always admired the work they do. So naturally when Joe wanted to do a fundraiser as part of developing his many talents, Pathway became the obvious choice.

The other day I casually said to Joe: "Wouldn't it be great to visit the orphanage and see firsthand how things are run?". Going East has been a dream of mine for many years. However, with kids, and mandatory visits to certain parts of the world, it has always taken a backseat. But not anymore! Now that dream is becoming a reality! We are planning to visit India in just a few short weeks!! It's so sudden, that I'm still trying to wrap my head around this wonderful news.

Of course I immediately started getting to work on visas, babysitters, and research. It just so happens that Maaike, one of my coworkers, has been to India several times and has been telling me many fun and interesting stories. Today we will go to the Indian Embassy, which is conveniently located in Den Haag (20 minutes away). I still need to figure out if we need any vaccinations, and of course do the standard research on traveling to, and visiting in India.

A great adventure awaits!!


Nancy Sabina said...

Wow! that's awesome! I can't wait to hear about your adventures!

auntie Bea said...


Maddy S said...

Now's that cool!

Mark A said...

I'm so jealous I don't know what to say.

Wendy said...

Amazing! Just dont get sick there you cute little pregnant lady!

angela michelle said...

Exciting! I've always wanted to do that!

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