I'm not going to write a lot because I don't want you to get bogged down in the text and miss the point of this post. There is a documentary on PBS tomorrow night, Tues. 5-13-08, at 8pm. It's titled A Walk to Beautiful. It tells the stories of some of the patients at the fistula hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That's not where I was, but it shares the stories of many women just like the ones below. The documentary is very moving. Be prepared to be sad and enouraged at the same time. I only saw 10 minutes of it, and I was very moved!
Here's the link. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/beautiful/
The kicker? This is going to compete with American Idol. I know that's tough for a lot of people. I can tell you that the hour you spend watching will not be a waste. Maybe you could tape one and watch the other. Just an idea.
I tried to add a few more, but the image upload quit working on me. I just lost electricity, so who knows, maybe this won't even post. Sure am glad I have a membership to the Y so I can get ready in the morning if it doesn't come back on!