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Dirt Roads, a Donkey and a Life Transformed

This is a short story I wrote and was published in “Drinking Camel’s Milk in The Yurt” which you can purchase on Amazon by clicking on the link.  I hope you enjoy. I have always had a place in my heart for unwanted children. I am a single mom to two US-born bi-racial children through the … Continue reading »

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One of the children who captured my heart..

In 2009 I moved to Kazakhstan to work with a non-profit whom I had traveled with on short-term trips beginning in 2000.  The organization went into the local orphanages doing monthly Birthday Parties, weekly activities and a week-long summer camp. I met 5-year-old Saule for the first time on one of those visits. I noticed … Continue reading »

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Part 2 Limited Choices and a desire for home

There is a girl who had to leave Savva Orphanage several years ago because she had reached the maximum age allowed there.  She was 15 years old.   She was then moved to a local technical school to study a trade.  These schools are over crowded, understaffed and not safe places for the children.  The … Continue reading »

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Life in Kazakhstan is a road less traveled full of curves an obstacles!

Beth and I have been in Kazakhstan more than a month now and I still find myself wondering if I’m going to awake from a dream at any moment. When we boarded the plane in Richmond on Oct. 2, 2012 it was with many emotions — excitement to be heading back to the land and … Continue reading »

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I can’t believe how fast the days are passing!.  I’m also amazed some days at the amount of work needed to make the vision a J127 Ranch reality.   But I am pleased to announce that thanks to much hard work from Cindy Lajoy and Kim Floyde at Aspenglow Services  the J127 Ranch website – … Continue reading »

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Hello Everyone,It has been a long while since I last wrote and so much has happened. I turned 50 last June.  I’m now mid-way through life.  Wow.. How did that happened.  It seems like it has only just begun and in many ways it has. A heart for children was build into me when I … Continue reading »

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New blog page!

Hello dear family and friends; Here in Kazakhstan things have been finally settling down into somewhat of a normal routine. Due to some difficulties with not being able to access blogger I from Kazakhstan I have had to start a new one at http://kazakhvictoria.viviti.com . I will try to update them both when I can … Continue reading »

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2009 “Many Blessings and Adventures”

2009 in Pictures – The Many Blessings and Adventures from Victoria Charbonneau on Vimeo.

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Remembering a year so full of blessings and adventures!

This past year was bursting at the seams with an abundance of blessings and treasured memories. I’ve started this new year in the same place I started last year! In Virginia! And my travels since my return 15 December to the States are taking me back and forth from Virginia to Pennsylvania and soon to … Continue reading »

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