Don’t you wish it were possible to bottle up memories? To preserve them in a jar that you could open up any time in order to relive the joy of precious moments?
My past few weeks have been filled with memories I wish would linger longer so I could savour more. My husband and I and our […]
What is one to do on a weekend that’s supposed to be celebrating life when death seems to have the upper hand?
I’m dyeing Easter eggs with my son when I hear about the dying of innocent ones in the Brussels attacks.
I’m baking cookies in the shape of butterflies and chicks – symbols of new life – as […]
“Papa!” he says, pointing to the coffee cup. And a few minutes later, “Papa!”, when he sees my husband’s slippers by the door. “Yes,” I reply to my 20-month-old son, “that’s Papa’s coffee and those are Papa’s shoes.” Papa’s screwdriver is on the ledge, his toothbrush on the counter, his Bible on the coffee table. Our boy […]
I half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things haven’t been all that silent in our home…
Two weeks ago our little girl surprised us with her arrival!
Jael was born on January 12 at 12:47pm, after a very short and uncomplicated labor. I want to […]
Today is December 23rd. The day before Christmas Eve.
Even though it doesn’t feel like Christmas here in Germany because we’ve had spring-like weather for weeks, Christmas is still coming! Maybe that fact fills you with joy and anticipation, as you eagerly await celebrations, gatherings with family, gift exchanges and church services. But maybe the reality of […]
A couple weeks ago my hubby took me on a birthday date to a jazz concert. The Dieter Ilg Trio offered a fantastic evening of musical entertainment and delight by taking classical pieces and adapting them into a jazz format. A perfect evening out!
In a flyer advertising the event, we could tell that […]
The current refugee crisis is exactly that: a crisis. A very complicated crisis, at that. Believe me…I happen to be living in one of the European countries taking in the most refugees.
I’ve seen the Facebook posts (and debates), read the news articles, watched the YouTube clips, and no, the solution is not simple. But neither is it […]
I have a confession to make.
I’m nervous about Halloween.
Not tonight, or even October 31 next year.
I’m nervous about having to answer my son’s questions about Halloween a few years from now.
Right now he’s tiny and cute and innocent and literally knows nothing about the world. But as he grows up, he’s […]
Ever had trouble with an electronic device that didn’t seem to be working, only to realize that it wasn’t plugged in? Those are the embarrassing moments where you wish you hadn’t asked for help.
I assume we’ve all had that happen before.
Maybe a few of us have also been in a situation like Theo, […]
I haven’t suffered very much in my life.
But all in all, I am not familiar with sorrow, tragedy or distress. Not the kind that I’ve been reading about in the headlines […]
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