A Hope and a Future | A Look into the Chinese Orphanage

Melodic strains of song streamed through the atmosphere, slicing through hardened hearts, the familiar words hitting their mark in a poignant new way. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like you have loved me. A shiver ran through me as the reality of these words I’d heard countless…

Read More

The Art of Communication

Before Michael and I got married, one of our premarital discussions revolved around how to create our own family culture. Together, we brainstormed different “traditions” we’d like to incorporate into our marriage. One of these was a regular family meeting, a practice which we hoped would keep our lines of communication open and free. It would be a…

Read More

On Spring, Love, and Healing

He found me on the eve of spring, on the periphery straddling the hours between night and morn, a time when timid lips speak words from the heart, spilled over, cascading past propriety, but awash with tender, awkward realness.

Read More

A Celebration of Friendship at Disneyland

Sometimes, when life gets a bit crazy, the house is the first casualty. The floor is un-scrubbed, the kitchen counters covered with crumbs and heaven-knows-what-else, the bathrooms..Yeah, let’s not go there. After a while, I start thinking in my mild-OCD-crazed mind, that a disastrous war zone is all that remains of a once-cozy home. It will take…

Read More

Choose Life

“Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?” Thornton Wilder I sit here, next to my potted aloe plant, soaking in the symphony of raindrops against the fogged windowpane. My pen rests lazily between my fingers. The blank page stares back at me, waiting for congealed thoughts to make their way into smooth…

Read More