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Jul032009

Guianu and Chiran

Guianu (photo by mom)Introducing... one of my best friends, the main caretaker of the children, incredible cook, and by far the most patient, kind, and innately good people I have ever met in my life.  

Guianu is the backbone of our home.  She makes it what it is.  She loves the children as if each of them are her own. Whenever I am feeling frustrated or impatient she magically appears and makes everything better.  She works endlessly and tirelessly.  She is a genius when it comes to raising children.  Knowing that she's there loving, nurturing, and taking care of our children, puts my mind at ease more than anything in this world.  

Raised as one of 11 children in an untouchable family, Guianu never went to school.  In her late teens, she was working on a construction site in the main city of her district when she met and fell in love with this man...

Chiran (photo by mom)

Chiran, who also happens to be the mason who built our home.

Chiran left his home (a remote village in the everest region) at the age of 10 in search of work.  He travelled all over Nepal working on different construction sites and by the time he was 25, became a mason in his own right.  We chose Chiran, a very respected mason in our village, to build our home and it was one of the best decisions we ever made.  Chiran, Guianu and their two beautiful daughters, (Rashmi and Laxmi) didn't have a home of their own and were renting a room in a mud hut up the street so we asked if while they were building the house, they wanted to move in with us.  

Before we knew it, the house was complete, and we had become a family.  Just when I was wishing and hoping that they would stay with us forever,  they asked is they could stay on as permanent staff and we all lived happily ever after.  These two are the blessing of a life-time.

Reader Comments (2)

Oh so beautiful these two! Thanks so much for introducing us to more of your family. Maggie. I love having the picture get fuller and fuller. As incredible as you are, it makes so much sense that you would have to have such bright, loving beings as part the fabric too. Indeed, happy ever after to all of you! oxox

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

what i really love about them... they are a "love" marriage- not arranged. and i caught them sharing a kiss in the garden- rare in nepal. these two are filled with so much love and the home and kiddies are sooooo lucky.

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSistaKT

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