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A Lesson in CARS and Life

Dear Matthew, The story began in Bali for us, Seminyak’s Serene Villas to be precise. That was three years ago now when you were only two years old and Emma, just six months old. That was Emma’s first trip overseas, our first time at a private villa, and the start of what would be years […] Read more…

I Sang This to Matthew & He Cried

  It goes: “5 little ducks went out one day / Over the hills and far away / Momma duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” / But only 4 of those ducks came back.” It goes on this way, decreasing in the number of ducks, and Matthew’s cheeky grin was replaced by a look of pure […] Read more…

One of Those Lost-and-Found Moments

“Let’s ask Jesus to help us find Timothy. We ask Jesus to help us look at the right places, and to open our eyes to see clearly where Timothy is,” I prayed with Matthew this morning at Church of Christ the King. With some hesitation, I continued, “If it is Your will, let us find […] Read more…

Away, Already.

Dear Kids, Uncle J. said to me rather earnestly not too long ago, “I feel sorry for you. Look at you now. You gave up your life and your church work for so long and now your everyday is just spent wrapped up with the two of them.” It took me a few weeks to say […] Read more…

Growing Pains

“Screw independence!”, I thought to myself again, not for the first time since I became a mother. That’s not the first and foremost quality I absolutely need to instil in my kids. The one I’m after is, in my opinion, a lot simpler. I need them to feel secure. I suppose all mothers mother differently, […] Read more…

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