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  • Longing

    December 1, 2022

    Do you ever feel as if a piece of you belongs somewhere else? Not heaven. But here. On earth. As part of it but not as human. It’s hard to explain. I’ve felt this way about certain things since I can remember. It always has to do with nature. My parents driving cross country at…

  • Rwanda {The First Part}

    November 27, 2022

    I stood under a small, concrete gazebo in east Africa and watched the rain pour down all around me. I took a deep breath and looked out at le pays des mille collines (the land of a thousand hills) – Rwanda. It had been 8 years but I’d made it back to one of the…

  • The Piece of Me I Let Go

    November 21, 2022

    Picture of me in Rwanda on a safari, 2022 I stopped blogging because I couldn’t write about it all anymore. There was too much. I was too overwhelmed. Bella was too old. Everything felt too broken. My blog started as something about me, as a mama floundering through sleepless nights, rough pregnancies, and then unimaginable…

  • A Decade of Pondering

    June 17, 2022

    They would have been 10 last month. Preston and Julian. A decade old. Probably 5th grade. I wonder if they would have decided to switch places at school some days. Or if I would have ever gotten them confused – like when I get mad at Bella or Char and call them the wrong name…

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