fabric land, fried chicken and a friendly encounter

I pulled on the closest shirt I could find to match the gray sweatpants, holes included, did the regular check to ensure my very¬†pregnant belly wasn’t hanging out in between, pulled on my coat, throw on the sunglasses hoping it would fix the hair which I had done nothing with. Just two things on my…

days away

The count down continues. We are now only four days away from the expected due date. It’a strange how for longs days come and go and a seemingly normal pace but than suddenly when you are down to the wire how slowly they can creep by. I once read that the first gift a mother…

strapping on the runners

Any given day it sets it, if the sun is shining through the normal spring clouds and if the birds are chirping, I want to run. Running makes me feel alive. I sweat, breath heavy, move less swiftly than I image but I feel alive. This year is a little different. Currently being 38.4 weeks…

The relationship between the Church and a Para-church organization

Being only three short days away from the beginning of a very new season of maternity leave, I have been reflecting a lot lately; the natural reflections and thinking that comes with transition. As I prepare to not only be transitioning into parenthood, but also out of a community I have been a missionary in…

Mindfulness

It is day one of maternity leave for me and twenty one days away till the expected due date. It is the beginning of a new journey as we await this baby and also for me in this shifting of focus and priority. I enjoy waking up and getting started on something, really anything early…