• Arjanna van der Plas


We took in a Ukrainian family yesterday: a mother, her 20-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old son. Their father is still in Ukraine, unable to leave.

It's uncanny for them to find themselves in a situation where they had to leave their beautiful home, and to have to depend on complete strangers like ourselves to help them find their feet again.

For me, hosting them is a learning journey on many levels, and it’s my intention to share bits and pieces with you here.

My first learning is about the amazing things people do for total strangers if you give them a clear ask.

It took only one Facebook post to have friends and neighbors showing up at our door with clothes, meals and toys, and offers for playdates and administrative support.

Continue reading here, and sign up for my semi biweekly two-minute treat here!

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