This Week’s Theme: Village

Who makes up your village?

Who are the people around you who jump in when your need a last-minute babysitter or can’t figure out how to pay your electricity bill?

Who are your kids’ adopted aunties and uncles and grandparents? Who brings you along on their family vacation, so you don’t have to travel alone?

Who stays up late with you as you wait for hard news from back home? Who runs to the local market to get your favorite produce? Who knows your favorite coffee flavor and doesn’t even need to ask if you’d like one?

It takes a village to raise our children and celebrate singleness and deal with homesickness and thrive in cross-cultural life. It takes neighbors and friends and teammates, technology to connect with family across the ocean and humility to receive and give help.

Who makes up your village? Tells us this week as you interact on the blog and share on social media. Make sure you tag us or use the hashtag #VelvetAshes or #VelvetAshesVillage!

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