I know it’s been a while, I apologize. Last fall I was supposed to resume my blog, then new job for me, new school grade for the kid, major adjustment, then when we finally got on a roll, the virus shows up and derails everything. It brought a lot of things to a new light, … Continue reading why hello there!
Husband passed away 7 years ago tonight. It’s been 7 years already. 7 years filled with all kinds of lessons coming from many kinds of man-made and natural disasters. The amazing thing is not what happened on the outside. What happened inside us however, is far more important. Yes, of course there has been physical … Continue reading A 7 year-day week
I bet you thought we were gone or something. I am sorry for leaving you behind and not telling you where I went. I did not go anywhere and I was not hiding, just got life getting in the way. My parents came over for a week after my last post, and next thing I … Continue reading Well, hello there!
My mom sent me a text a couple of days ago reminding me of the time when I was about 3-4 years old, we would ride the bus downtown, go to my mom’s favorite store, go to their cafeteria and eat a hotdog at end before going back home. I used to sing hymns on … Continue reading Choose Joy
I came across a quote from Joan of Arc a couple days ago, it said “I am not afraid... I was born to do this.” Before we were even conceived, God already had a plan for us to be born and a path for us to follow. When I realized my God given purpose though, … Continue reading God Given Purpose
Deep inside everybody wants to be loved and accepted. That means you have to put yourself out there, and that brings vulnerability and a huge chance of hitting the jackpot or getting hurt. It also requires a great amount of honesty and integrity, and sadly it doesn’t matter what they say, at the end they … Continue reading Just another shiny piece of glass
I was reading my devotional this morning, and it talked about giving grateful praise to God for everything good we have received, and then I read Psalm 100. I could spend all day telling you about each blessing we have gotten from God, but something else came to my mind when reading my Bible. The … Continue reading A reason, a season or a lifetime
I cannot say 2018 was a bad year, but I'm glad it's over. I must say 2018 was so much better than 2017 though! I am so excited that 2019 finally got here because it brings a fresh start to so many things. During 2018 the kid and I came to realize so much, a … Continue reading A FRESH START
These last few weeks have been quite uplifting, if you could say that. This year has been hard on my kid since we lost Nike, added to losing Zoe a couple years ago, and Richard almost 6 years ago. We also lost 2 fish the morning after we lost Nike. The kid had been going … Continue reading Operation “cheer-the-kid-up”
I have been traveling with the kid since he was a tiny baby, and what I need to pack has changed over the years. The kid is 8 years old now, and what he needs now is somewhat different this year than a few years ago. Yesterday I shared what I packed with a dad … Continue reading Carry-on Packing for Kids