Family & Friends Peru

Mamama Adela Turns 80 : A Return to Peru

December 15, 2012

It was about a year ago that I wrote my last “real” <a title=”Spring Cleaning &amp; Spring Blooming” href=”http://www.claudiamiro.com/spring-cleaning-spring-blooming/”>blog post</a>…amazing how time just keeps movin’ right along…

Since last spring, I have been consumed with launching my business, <a href=”http://www.cmiroconsulting.com/” target=”_blank”>C.Miro Consulting</a>. It has been such a blessed and amazingly rich time. I have learned invaluable lessons about business, life, and myself, and have had the opportunity to serve wonderful clients. Being an entrepreneur definitely keeps you on your toes, and I would have it no other way. ;-)

<a href=”http://www.claudiamiro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_0997.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-496″ title=”IMG_0997″ src=”http://www.claudiamiro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_0997-224×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”224″ height=”300″ /></a>This past November I went to Peru for my grandmother’s 80th Birthday, and it was a beautiful, meaningful trip on many levels (you can see my <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151557965415008.843007.844210007&amp;type=1&amp;l=4641b8fe91″ target=”_blank”>pictures on Facebook</a>.) My trip was focused on family, and I got to spend quality time with many loved ones, most especially my beautiful grandmother, Adela.

 

On that trip I met a man named Carsten Korch who owns several business and has some great projects in Peru, one of which is called <a href=”http://www.beyondvolunteering.com/” target=”_blank”>Beyond Volunteering</a>. We both were struck by how serendipitous our meeting was, how much we had in common and how much passion we both have for Peru, its culture, and amazing potential on just about every level. We knew we had to stay in touch, and that someday soon we would be collaborating on something great…

<a href=”http://www.claudiamiro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_1062.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-495″ title=”IMG_1062″ src=”http://www.claudiamiro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_1062-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ /></a>While in Peru, I also got to visit the kids at <a href=”http://www.casademilagrosperu.org/” target=”_blank”>Casa De Milagros</a>, a brief trip but the first time being back since I lived there for the summer almost 2 years ago. It was wonderful to see the kids, and I was greeted with the most amazing attack of hugs I’ve ever received! I was happy to see that they were all healthy and seemingly doing well. However, I realized that everyone was still struggling with feeling “safe” after the past couple of years of loss and instability since Mama Kia’s passing. I left them some gifts, a few awesome board games, a lot of hugs, and promised to be back very soon…

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