19 Months

When my older son was 19 months old I took the opportunity to commemorate this stage of his life on my previous blog, so I thought that it was only fair that I do the same for my younger son. So here it is, an ode to this precious stage: Dear Josiah, How can you…

Anywhere, I’m Here

I don’t know if you’ve ever quit your job to become a stay at home mom in a foreign country where you barely speak the language and know almost no one… I have. It’s a challenging lifestyle to say the least. And I don’t know if after three years living in that country you have…

Valentine’s Day Letter to My Sons

To my sons, Today is Valentine’s Day. Currently all this day means to you is packages from your grandmothers, heart shaped crafts, and being bombarded by too many sugary items. But someday…someday, this day will come to mean more to you. There will be pressure to write valentines, to buy flowers, to plan dates, and…

One of Those Weeks

It has started out as one of those weeks.  The kind where hubby is at work until after the boys are in bed two nights in a row.  The kind where no one slept well last night and both boys woke up with colds.  One of them just managed to sneeze in my mouth. Do…

Change

There are so many changes coming in the next several months for our little family of four – so much to be excited and nervous about all at once. No, we’re not moving back to the United States, yet.  And no, we’re not expecting another child.  However, it seems like every time I open Facebook…

When Life Spills Over

                Spilled milk, but not spilled tempers. That’s what I’m praying for today. The milk will spill. The the kids will whine. Exhaustion will set in and patience will run short. But in the midst of it all I’m praying for grace. Grace to slow down and think…