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She rocked him there in the shallow waves, her fingers tethered to her heart tucked tight in the makeshift boat. The water tugged but her grip held tight, waiting for the surge within to surrender to the current without. Selfish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at A Worthy Life
With a quick google search, any thoughtful and invested parent can bring up millions of online articles concerning the what and how of Instagram with additional preliminary safety tips thrown in for good measure. In a digital age where media... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at A Worthy Life
I'm undressing for an evening soak in almost a hundred gallons of warm water. Sweater gets lifted up over swollen belly and muffled grunts ensue in the attempt to rip skinny jeans off of bloated legs. Undressing has now become... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at A Worthy Life
Life outside our hopes - this is the challenge of being human isn't it! Thankfully we have a God who we can trust in when other plans derail our own while keeping eternity our forever hope! You DO have a gift with words - your heart was expressed beautifully here and mine aches too for your burden. Thank you for I know how to pray for you! The hymn I'm adopting as my own prayer too (hope you don't mind!) and I will think of you as I whisper it's truths in prayer. Many warm hugs, Dina
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2016 on shadowlands at A Worthy Life
Yes, truth on repeat - echoed by those faithfully living out faith in their own lives!! Thank you for your note and prayers and congratulations. I'm reading a book on Heaven and the hope we have there truly sustains through the messes we endure here! Hugs, Dina
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2016 on when bitterness comes for a visit at A Worthy Life
I'm angry today. I'm angry at the visitors that get to sit by mom and say hello while meaning goodbye while I am separated by an international border, hundreds of kilometres, and an airplane ticket that says I can only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at A Worthy Life
I'm lying here in the silence of darkness and yet all I can hear is the echo of doctors' reports and blood work results haunting the stillness. On my back with arms flung above, I'd be lying if I said... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at A Worthy Life
I wrote this in my sleep one night, or as near to it as one can do while typing in the dark and allowing thoughts to spill through tired fingers under heavy lids. We had come home earlier in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at A Worthy Life
Thank you, Yvonne! Perfect example to share with her!! hugs, d
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on when your best isn't good enough at A Worthy Life
The court was full of girls. Big girls. Tall girls. Girls who had already begun their growth spurts and a few whose bodies were already developing into the women they would one day become. There were a few who were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at A Worthy Life
This is just the beginning, I tell her. It's going to get harder before it gets easier, this business of standing strong and steering against the tidal wave of your peers. The temptations grow stronger at this age - the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Yesterday I whipped up a chocolate shake for the greater good. There's a scene in the Pixar movie Incredibles (Mrs. Incredible = supermama!) where Frozone and his wife Honey are preparing to feast with friends, a dinner party planned two... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at A Worthy Life
He is two weeks old today. At 10:32 tonight, he will have been in my world for exactly 336 hours and already I can't imagine life without him. The day started early when I was wakened by my water breaking.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Earlier this week, my twelve year old and I set out for a quick maternity photo shoot at our favourite magical spot in the woods near our home. In summer, this is nothing more than a stagnant water hole home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Wherever I go, I see them. Bellies here, there, and everywhere. Women with my familiar waddle and swollen middle and moms with tots pushing strollers held at a distance for new ones still growing inside. Some with faces of expectation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at A Worthy Life
I came across this blog recently, a collection of images from around homes where kids are living and growing and becoming and relating. Each shows vestiges of life frozen in still plugged bathtubs and Barbies folded in half and stuffed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at A Worthy Life
The increase of my chest was the first indication new life was forming within and the pain felt there was both physiological and emotional. Internally, this same area experienced a decrease in real estate as my heart seemed to shrivel,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Thank you for coming out of the shadows to comment, Jaime! It's somehow a relief to know we don't walk these paths alone, isn't it? Your words were a blessing to me today... Hugs, d
:: Part II of III; a short series on my journey of faith. Anywhere with Jesus and his people was my happy place. Going to church 3-5 times a week as a child didn't seem crazy to me. It was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at A Worthy Life
::Today I am beginning a short series on my personal journey of faith. While I have not shied away from sharing my beliefs and confidence in a living and personal God here within my blog, I claim no mastering of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at A Worthy Life
After a family reunion back home in October and an unexpected switch to full day school away from mama, I was looking forward to a quieter holiday season with just our family of six. But making room for just one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at A Worthy Life
As usual, I am the last one to the social media party. When I first started blogging, I thought I was merely producing an online record of my life for me...and maybe a few friends and family members. When I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at A Worthy Life
I have a small collection of old hymn books, vintage momentos from a time when worship songs were sometimes lengthy sermons delivered in multiple stanzas seeped in deep theology and truth. Over the years, I've also been gifted books that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at A Worthy Life
Hm, baby contagious, isn't it! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to share your kind words!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on 24 and 4 at A Worthy Life
Thank you, Toi! Welcome... :)
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on 24 and 4 at A Worthy Life