Two weekends ago, my little boy hit the one-year mark. I released a sigh of relief, wiped the sweat from my forehead, the sweat that accumulated each time I woke up at night to check if he was breathing, each time I placed my hand on my back in the inky blackness of our bedroom […]


Appreciation at the things that are occurring in my life has been a blessed constant lately. Blessings come in different forms and personalities. Some are material things, like the tastiest cupcakes I have ever tasted, the perfectly timed job offer, and the best working 15-year old car around. Some are human, and they do not […]

‘Be Where You Are’

I hope she doesn’t mind me posting this, but one of my sweetest friends wrote something on her blog that, thanks to my very unreliable, moody internet connection here in Ethiopia, I just discovered today. In the last few weeks, I have gone through some strange ups and downs – patient deaths, preventable illnesses, sick […]