Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

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Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby goldhorse » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am

Eldest daughter (27 yo) is in public health. She's always wanted to work overseas in some god forsaken place. 2 years ago she did a stint in Sierra Leone working for the CDC as they were monitoring the last of the Ebola outbreak. Well, she got herself a job with Doctors Without Borders and got posted to South Sudan. She landed yesterday in Juba and will fly to Aweil whenever the next United Nations plane makes the flight. She's there for a 4 month stint in one of the most dangerous countries on the planet. No sleep for me for 4 months. Anyway, I'm reaching out to the virtual internet universe for some hand holding and jingles and whatever will get me and DH through this. Friggin kids.......
Oh, and I have a new horse on trial. Retail therapy? :lol:

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby scruffy the cat » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:03 am

My good friend's special needs daughter (oral deaf as well as stability and vision issues) was in the Peace Corps right in the middle of Sierra Leone also during the crisis. She finished her stint and came home just fine and got married this past weekend. I know her mom lost quite a bit of sleep during that time but it was a really good experience for her daughter. Jingles for everyone on your side. I know it's nerve wracking but she's doing what's important to her. She's a badass and you must be so proud (when you're not freaking out).

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Kyra's Mom » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:22 am

Jingles for a safe stint. I can imagine how worrisome for you.

Definitely rely on the retail therapy and I hope the new horse works out.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby acheyarcher » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm

I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby piedmontfields » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:11 pm

acheyarcher wrote:I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her


THIS!!! Wishing your daughter safe journeys in her important work, and you good sleep and a new horse.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Tuddy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:10 pm

Lots of good vibes to you and well wishes to your daughter!

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby KathyK » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 pm

Wishing your daughter safe times ahead, and a few nights of good sleep for you, too. She is doing good work that is sorely needed in this world.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby heddylamar » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm

I know it's no consolation right now, but you and your husband raised a wonderful person. Lots of hugs and well wishes.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby goldhorse » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am

Thank you everybody. I feel she succeeded in spite of her parents :lol: Anyway, she caught a UN World Food Programme plane today from Juba to Aweil. This is 3rd or 4th world country airports. There's a crashed plane next to the runway in Aweil that's been there for years. The runway is dirt. She has moved into her tukul (hut) and has internet access so that's good. This part of South Sudan is supposed to be safer than the southern or eastern part. The MSF staff is allowed out into town during the day so long as they go in pairs. So reassuring (said sarcastically). So the adventure starts....

Now I need to get some photos of the horse on trial to add to one of the other new horse threads. But he's morbidly obese and it's embarrassing. Maybe just a head shot to start.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Ryeissa » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 pm

goldhorse wrote:Thank you everybody. I feel she succeeded in spite of her parents :lol: Anyway, she caught a UN World Food Programme plane today from Juba to Aweil. This is 3rd or 4th world country airports. There's a crashed plane next to the runway in Aweil that's been there for years. The runway is dirt. She has moved into her tukul (hut) and has internet access so that's good. This part of South Sudan is supposed to be safer than the southern or eastern part. The MSF staff is allowed out into town during the day so long as they go in pairs. So reassuring (said sarcastically). So the adventure starts....

Now I need to get some photos of the horse on trial to add to one of the other new horse threads. But he's morbidly obese and it's embarrassing. Maybe just a head shot to start.


yes! new horse details please?

Does your daughter do any sort of blog? its very exciting! (in a good way) best of luck to her

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Sue B » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm

Hugs for the very proud, very scared mamma. I would feel the same way if my son did that to me. (He's only 16, so there's still time.)

Nothing wrong with horsie retail therapy.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby khall » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:56 pm

Jingles for a safe and good learning experience for DD. I would be a mess I know. It's hard to let go and let them live their lives. I've just faced having to let DS go off to college, DH and I are empty nesters now.

Hope the new horse works out! Seems like new horse is a theme here lately.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby goldhorse » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 am

No blog from DD. She's a hard worker but not a prolific writer. Not many pictures will be forthcoming either. Apparently, the locals may or do not like their picture taken. So I expect a weekly update from her and more frequent updates from her boyfriend who lives in San Francisco. This will be the first Thanksgiving and Christmas that she hasn't been with us :cry:

Now, the new horse:
Apollo, 8 yo Morgan Gelding of western working bloodlines. Been a trail horse for the previous owner of my 15 yo Morgan. Hope to make him my trail horse and maybe dabble in western dressage. I have him on a 6 week trial which can be extended. I am a lucky woman. Yes, that is one blue eye. The other is brown.
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And this is what I have to work off before I even dream of saddle shopping. :shock:
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ACK!!! I just realized my user name is "goldhorse" cuz I have two palominos. Oh no! Do I send Apollo back?

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Canyon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm

goldhorse wrote:
ACK!!! I just realized my user name is "goldhorse" cuz I have two palominos. Oh no! Do I send Apollo back?

No, I think he'll be worth his weight in gold!

Have fun with your new project!

And, I'll be thinking of your family and your daughter.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Snork » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:37 pm

And to think that I was freaking out on Sunday watching my 8-year old rock-climb 5.11 (no idea what that means, but she seemed to be really proud of it). She made it to the top, I didn't throw up and it only lasted a few minutes.

Clearly you've raised a pretty amazing human being but I can't even begin to imagine the worry. Ugh. As they grow, so does the worry, as my mom used to say. Hang in there momma, and enjoy the new horse.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Ryeissa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Beautiful horse! Thanks for the update

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Tarlo Farm » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:53 pm

piedmontfields wrote:
acheyarcher wrote:I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her


THIS!!! Wishing your daughter safe journeys in her important work, and you good sleep and a new horse.


Me - what? fourth? fifth? - Thank you for raising a wonderful adventurous, empathetic daughter. The world needs more like her. Did you tell her we're all watching??? :lol: :lol:

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby goldhorse » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:46 pm

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She's managing to indulge her hobby of cooking. Cinnamon rolls in a charcoal oven.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Koolkat » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 pm

There's some important diplomacy and the spread of good will going on there!!!

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Sunrider » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:28 am

Can't be all bad if she can cook cinamon rolls. ;) Jingles for a safe stint.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby Moutaineer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:30 pm

She doctors, she cooks... sounds like a great kid!

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby goldhorse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:18 pm

She doesn't doctor. She does public health and is filling in for somebody on a large study of maternal health over there. Things are going well. She's gotten into the "field" whatever that means. She's also ventured into town to get Ethiopian coffee and has updated google maps with a few new places.
Otherwise:
-food sucks
-lots of bugs
-quality of life for locals is very sad
-the unit of currency is a cow. A dowry is between 11 to 200 cows. People will not sell a cow even if their child is dying of malnutrition. It literally is a different world over there that is hard for us first worlders to understand.

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Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Postby LeoApp » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:16 pm

I am glad she is doing OK.


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