Gabriel is in a phase where he’s up for the day before 5:30AM. For me, the “marmotte” of the family, that is supremely hard. We’ve gotten into a groove where I go in and nurse him and sort of doze off, then he’s done and plays around his room with some toys while I can…… Continue reading On Motherhood and Suffering
World Clubfoot Day was June 3rd, but for many reasons I missed the boat. I still wanted to share a little bit about what that date means to us. Our sweet Jonas was born with bilateral clubfoot, meaning both feet were twisted inward and upward. We found out about it during the 20-week ultrasound. I…… Continue reading World Clubfoot Day: Almost There!
There’s some small part of me that thinks, “the Atonement of Jesus Christ is wonderful and beautiful and incomprehensible. But… wouldn’t it be even better if I never needed it in the first place?” Deep down, even if, objectively, I know it’s silly, my inner voice says this: “If I could just be good enough,…… Continue reading Why I Need the Atonement of Jesus Christ More Than I Realize
My daughter finally, finally got her new glasses last week. She had her first eye exam in the nick of time, before the world shut down, and then of course shipping and production slowed to a crawl. Adelina was so happy when I told her we were going to pick up her glasses — handed…… Continue reading Seeing My Daughter with New Eyes
I have loved watching this beautiful video that tells the nativity story, I find it deeply moving. And each time I watch it, certain details stand out to me that hadn’t before. https://youtu.be/yXWoKi5x3l It is filmed in Aramaic and not subtitled, which lets it stand on its own feet and doesn’t distract from the story.…… Continue reading The Nativity