I never thought I would be so blessed to have such a handsome, godly man actually choose me for his wife. You can tell by the look on my face how happy I was twenty-seven years ago today to be riding off on the adventure of a lifetime. Today, it seems like a dream. Yet, … More He chose me!
I have both my boys home this week. It’s a wonderful feeling for a mother. Yet, even as I was reflecting on my youngest’s recent return from college, I realized something: this week is really the last time the three of us will be living together in the same house. As Nathan heads off to … More There is a time for us to wander
I’ve moved a lot in my life and am a strong advocate for cleaning BEFORE you move. So, as I work to get myself ready for the next move, I spent some time cleaning out my desk. I started with my card collection–a jumbled mix of birthday, sympathy and other assorted card genres, many of … More A Life in Passports
History is full of well-known names, many times not because of something they did or accomplished, but because their name is on a physical place or building: Alexandria Library, Marshall Islands, JFK International Airport, Martin Luther King, Jr, Drive, Louis Armstrong Stadium, etc. How many children can tell you anything about the person behind the … More Naming Rights
To go through a new door, one must close another — this is one of the bittersweet parts of the grief journey. I’m trying a new approach though…keeping the door of the past open at least vicariously through my children! I know, it’s cheating, but at least it helped me get through what is a … More Doors
I have always had a hard time calling my elders by their first name. Some people in my life will always be Mr. or Mrs. That’s just the way it is — can’t help it. Even though I’m now Mrs…to those younger than me, I cannot bring myself to call certain people in my life … More Never Grown Up
When I think today about the loss of a friend, I ask: What defines a life? Is it wealth or fame? Position or power? No, it’s none of these. A life well-lived is a life of obedient service to the Life-Giver. This is the kind of life that leaves an impact, that makes a difference, … More What Defines a Life?
Today I received two special gifts — both were flowers, and both were in honor of Mother’s Day in the Middle East. You see…I’m a Middle Eastern mother, in case you didn’t know. 🙂 Technically, I’m not Middle Eastern, but I did give birth to both my children in the Middle East, so I think … More From Father to Son
I’m actually sitting outside on my patio to write this post, thrilled at the warmth of the sunshine on my shoulders (you can hum the song if you’re old enough), and the brightness of the day. Though I was very sad that I had no daffodils to bloom this year, God did grant me the … More Spring
Every day in our walk with Jesus is an act of faith, as we learn to depend on Him to guide us through this temporary life. Yet, there are some moments or perhaps even opportunities that come along which require a greater trust. Part of the grief journey and even life in general is learning … More Stepping Out in Faith