General Prime Minister would often guard our home at night.
Alexa, the founder of Daughters Rising and The Chai Lai Orchid, is brave, fierce, selfless and kind. She is a fighter, a dreamer, and a mother of second chances to so many people the world has forgotten. I had the privilege of working beside her. Anthony and I also loved going out with her and her husband, Bay.
Taking a break from the computer (my work was mostly online marketing) to visit Sea Voy.
Anthony teaching CPR.
Spending a day in Chiang Mai.
Muay Thai class with Min.
Anthony and the other volunteers through me a big surprise party for my 25th birthday. Alexa made the best ginger sangria and they even found chips and salsa!
Ling bringing my birthday cake over to me, just in time for the fireworks to go off!
Sending up a sky lantern with my quarter of a century wish. I am so grateful.
Right before we left, one of the elephants gave birth to a baby! This was such a sacred moment of light overcoming darkness; life coming from death. After watching Chai die a few weeks prior, everyone felt a gracious sense of hope and renewal in this little one's entrance into the world.