• Writing

    Bring forth words…

    I’ve found that change in life often spurs reflection. I remember when my parents moved from my childhood house to a different city, I wrote about the anxiety I felt that caught me by surprise. When Daniel and I got married, there was another set of changes. When we moved into our second apartment, when I started grad school, when he started a new job, when we moved churches, all of these moves instigated change: disruptions in our pattern of living. The disruptions also caused reflection. When we moved to our second apartment, we naturally reflected on our first: the building that had rugged stairs I was convinced I would one…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    Learning curve

    Getting married and moving to Chicago came with many adventures and obstacles, one of which is getting ready in the morning. The first couple of weeks Daniel and I were preparing to walk to school, various “mistakes” were made (mistakes is a very strong word, so it should be taken lightly). Either a lunch was packed and not grabbed because we thought the other grabbed it, ID’s were left when they were assumed to be picked up, teeth not brushed, etcp. Honestly, it was all quite amusing. I realized this morning, as I was packing lunch, scrambling eggs, frying bacon, putting away dishes, setting out dishes, grinding coffee, making coffee,…