New: Palestine Bundle
A little over a year ago Jordan and I were able to join Jordan's father, Doug, on a trip to Israel and the West Bank. Doug helps lead a three-week study abroad class for a university in the States called "Leaders for Change", which travels to Jordan and Israel, and they let us tag along.
For part of the trip we stayed in Bethlehem (which is in the West Bank) with a Palestinian family.
It was close enough to Christmas time that places were still decorated.
Since we were traveling with a class, we were able to meet with a lot of people on both sides of the conflict--and a lot of people who are working for peace--and hear their stories about living in a land so divided. It wasn't an easy time, as the pain and suffering goes deep and there are no easy solutions. But we were also blessed to meet with people of hope working towards peace despite the odds being stacked against them. We experienced futility and despair, but also hope, peace and love, which was truly remarkable.
My layouts for this project turned our more personal than usual, a result of the intense, thought provoking trip. I hope you don't mind this little bit of catharsis.
I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.