Family is awkward and difficult and real. It abandons pretense. It is runny noses and hiccuping laughter and singing in the hallway. It is joking and staying up until 3:30 in the morning to deal with conflicts, and it is praying and rejoicing when all is resolved. Family is Love. It calls us to live…

I’m seated with dozens of other mothers under a pink jasmine tree in the Pearl of Africa. The air is sweet and sticky, like toffee melted in the 95 degree sun, and we’re hunting shade by the long wall that circles this two acres of school dorms. Pink feathered chickens peck dirt with their chicks…

It’s been a dream of mine, this bringing of my husband and children to a land I fell for five years ago, head over stumbling heels. A land of fresh avocado and shoe-less children, of wide smiles and giggling babies and mothers that can’t sleep for their hunger. A land of sweet jasmine flowers and…

Hi dear friends. This is Emily. Since founding The Lulu Tree four and a half years ago, my husband (Trent) and children {Aiden (9), Kasher (7.5) and Aria (3.5)} have patiently put up with my coming and going to Africa, with my tears and my sleepless nights and my pacing the floor in prayer and…
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