“See you laters” and Sacred Space

This was my eighth time re-entering American culture for a short period of time, five of those occurring during the five years in which I have lived overseas – which means five of these trips I arrived on American soil recognizing that I would soon be leaving it again. Each time I have felt differently,Continue reading ““See you laters” and Sacred Space”

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

My first mother’s day was the worst. I was completely loved by my selfless husband and perfect newborn daughter, and my own mother had even traveled around the world to be a mom to me as a I became one. But I was sick, and I didn’t know it. I was exhausted, and couldn’t sleep.Continue reading “Thoughts on Mother’s Day”

Ten answers to prayer: A’s birth story

Though I had heard it before, it took going through labor and delivery for me to understand that every birth is a miracle. That a baby can survive such experiences before it takes its first breath, and that a mother’s body can recover after trauma is remarkable. And that is just the birth itself. IContinue reading “Ten answers to prayer: A’s birth story”

Marriage, Mold and Home Decor

When you are engaged, conversation is all about the wedding. Colors and decor, decisions and dresses- are all part of the joyous anticipation before the big day! For Ryan and I, the conversations sped up and lasted a total of two months. (A wonderful decision, I might add!) And in the weeks following, to myContinue reading “Marriage, Mold and Home Decor”