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Author:  Kristin
E-mail:  lisa.hulley@careers.govt.nz
Date:  3/25/2012 3:32:26 AM
Subject:  CgYwRXRdZm
Message:  Hi Maureen   I accidentally came arsocs your blog today and wanted to compliment you on how well-written it is and how wonderfully photographed your Lebanese creations are. I was shocked to see you reference your brother, Chris and his family. You see, Chris and I met via telephone several times during 2006 and 2007 as we both tried to navigate the same experience: a wife adopting a son in a war ravaged nation without the right paperwork to get them both home on the last boat out! Later, we navigated the waters of DHS and humanitarian parole in parrallel boats, not sure how we got into this mess, but knowing that we were going to move heaven and earth to get out of it, to bring them home safely, to do it as quickly as possible and to guarantee our sons will have an easy life. I was so excited to see that one of Chris' family was the author and that I might be able to reconnect with that time in our lives. When I turned the page of your blog, I was so shocked and saddened to learn that our lives had continued to parallel each other, as our wives have both battled cancer since returning home that hot summer, and was truly devastated to see that he and John have lost Ruth. What a tragedy. I hope that John, who could be my Logan's brother with his big zeytoon eyes and his mop of dark curls, will know that his mother fought for him and protected him more in his first four years than many mothers do in a lifetime of parenting. Please give Chris my best and tell him that he still has a friendout here in Boston! Scot



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