When we first walked into this home, we loved these arched windows in the front room. The way the light slants through in the afternoon, with long shadows from branches just outside, made me feel like I was in an old country chapel. I had no idea how true that would be; in COVID-19 confinement, this…… Continue reading The Chapel in Our Home
I’ve been guilty of phoning it in for my parents’ birthdays and special days the last few years — consumed by our own family life, to be honest. So I made an effort this year and put together this video for my father, with some help from my sisters. It was quite a trip down…… Continue reading Father’s Day 2020
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