Pregnancy is Crazy: Part Two

Here is the link to Part One if you missed it yesterday.  I’m blogging my thoughts on pregnancy this week.  A few more things about this experience that I want to remember… I want to remember how pregnancy has changed my body image and taught me so much about self-sacrifice and humility.  Some days I…

A Look Back at 2014

This has been quite a year!  Here’s my photo recap…         It’s been an amazing year.  This exercise of looking back through pictures has reminded me again how grateful I am.  2015 promises to be full of adventure, and I’m ready to welcome it.  Happy New Year and Feliz Año Nuevo to…

Grateful for the Growing

I took a little blogging break this fall, and posts may continue to be more sporadic for awhile.  I will post the rest of our Italy trip, but I need to interrupt that series for a minute to share some exciting news.  Bryan and I are going to have a baby!  When I chose my…

Edgewalkers

When I read this article on race and identity and the “changing face of America”, I was completely riveted.  I sometimes talk here about my experience of being married to someone from another culture.  It’s not for everyone, but it’s an adventure that I truly love.  I also work with refugees and have two brothers from Uganda,…

Day Sixteen: Kindred Spirits

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Today I am thankful for friends who make me feel this way.  It’s also one of the things I love most about the blogging world.  🙂…

Day Fourteen: Commiserating

When I think about grad school, I remember long hours in the library.  I remember doing some tough self-reflection and stretching myself thin trying to balance internships and research.  I remember sleepless nights thinking about client situations that made me feel helpless and eating toast for dinner while I survived on a stipend.  It was…

Day Twelve: Pen Pals

I picked up this book about Julia Child and her pen pal, Avis DeVoto, at a bookstore recently.  I didn’t buy it, but it did get me thinking.  I had a few pen pals throughout my growing up years and always loved the concept of exchanging letters.  I still find it so gratifying to read…

Day Ten: Shared History

When I was a sophomore in college, I studied abroad for a semester in England.  I believe there were fifteen girls and ten guys in our group.  We lived in two houses next door to each other.  We studied together, shared all of our meals, traveled together, worshiped together, etc, etc. It was a pivotal…

Day Nine: Friends of All Ages, Part II

Thirty is looming for me now, and what I’ve heard from friends is that the thirties are a truly wonderful time.  Many people feel more self-assured in their thirties.  You have a much better idea of what you stand for and what kind of a person you want to be than you did in your…

Fireflies

One of the best, most magical parts of summer is when the fireflies come out.  As a little girl visiting my grandparents in the piney woods of East Texas, I would stand beneath the weeping willow tree in the backyard with my sister and cousins forever holding my breath and waiting to see them glow….