Grateful (An Ode to Friendship)

Grateful For friends who talk you back off the ledge who calmly refuse to feed the fire that you stoke within yourself, who remind you that God’s plan beats whatever turmoil you are going through at any given moment, manmade or otherwise; friends who bring a perspective that throws all into focus, and you suddenly […]


Two weekends ago, my little boy hit the one-year mark. I released a sigh of relief, wiped the sweat from my forehead, the sweat that accumulated each time I woke up at night to check if he was breathing, each time I placed my hand on my back in the inky blackness of our bedroom […]


Appreciation at the things that are occurring in my life has been a blessed constant lately. Blessings come in different forms and personalities. Some are material things, like the tastiest cupcakes I have ever tasted, the perfectly timed job offer, and the best working 15-year old car around. Some are human, and they do not […]

‘Be Where You Are’

I hope she doesn’t mind me posting this, but one of my sweetest friends wrote something on her blog that, thanks to my very unreliable, moody internet connection here in Ethiopia, I just discovered today. In the last few weeks, I have gone through some strange ups and downs – patient deaths, preventable illnesses, sick […]