Happy Family Day to my fellow Canadians! I have to confess that when Christy Clark first announced this holiday in BC I scoffed. Don’t we already have enough holidays? People just want to take more time off of work. I was in my 20s then, a student and a care aide, I worked most holidays… Continue reading Family Day- A treatment for the Winter blues
When I travelled to China for a student program in 2006 I had the task of teaching Chinese students about Canadian holidays. What fun it was to research the history of these days and all the ways to celebrate them. So on the eve of Valentine’s Day we embark on a new series. I would… Continue reading Holiday Series
My baby will be 16 months tomorrow! I can say with gratefulness that this is a very sweet time. I was watching her sleep on her bed (yes, her own bed now) in awe that this little human is mine. Awe, delight, a bit of fear and weight of responsibility. Those long eyelashes predicting a… Continue reading Sweet 16 (months)
One of my goals for 2020 is to write a book. Hopefully the first of a few. The first one will be based on my posts from the journey of motherhood so far. I am transforming prose into poetry and adding new content so it will be different from just reading the posts over again.… Continue reading Book coming!
She is known as Rahab the prostitute or, in some versions of the bible, Rahab the harlot. She became famous and saved her life and her family by helping Israel spies. The bible speaks incredulously of her faith given her job description, “In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for… Continue reading Rahab the Mother MOB #4
My draft box of posts is filling up. Over the last month I have made several attempts to write but nothing has come together. I came so close with Mary. But alas, near the end of my post I somehow managed to hit select all and delete before my mind figured out what I was… Continue reading Draft Mode
In preparation of Christmas I started looking at the stories of Elizabeth and Mary. In both cases an angel appears to them and/or their husband with news of a special baby coming. If that were me I would feel awe, honour, fear of doing the wrong thing, hope for the life of my child and… Continue reading A different outcome- Samson’s mama (mob #3)