Category: Memories

  • Etnia

    Etnia

    La început de Martie, la ora de educație civică, Doamna Învățătoare a invitat-o pe fiica mea mai mare să își spună povestea. Doar dacă vrea. Adopția nu e un secret acasă, în cartier, în biserică sau la școală. Modul natural în care tratam această parte din povestea noastră a fost transmis ca atare mai departe.…

  • La cusut.

    La cusut.

    Se lungește tare mult anul școlar. Iar luna Iunie e plină de programări. Examen de clarinet, excursii, poze de clasa a IV-a, vizite la dentist, ieșire la cabana cu clasa, ziua copilului si ziua adopției. Duminica seara Ivy a realizat ca i-s descusuți in fund pantalonii doriți. S-a gândit ca ar fi bine să-i cos.…

  • Two outings

    Two outings

    Saturday I took the girls shopping. It is not my idea of fun, but Jackie wanted a volleyball and ivy a watch. And it dawned on me that this is it, my opportunity to spend quality time with my girls in a new way, in their preteen stage. Parenting changes as fast as the kids…

  • Exolegacy în românește

    Exolegacy în românește

    Soțul meu a scris anul trecut o carte care mi-a plăcut atât de mult că am tradus-o și am publicat-o în regim propriu. Prima ediție, tiraj limitat. Titlul cărții este: Exolegacy.  Cartea va fi disponibilă și la Bookstory la prețul de 50lei. Dacă sunteți interesate însă, o găsiți la noi la prețul de 40lei. Povestea…

  • The Truth prevails

    The Truth prevails

    I fed my mind with proverbs and psalms in my most impressionable vulnerable years. I did not have someone decipher them for me. I would pour my mind over them, let them soak my heart, and pray them to God. Injustice makes my blood boil. And so I prayed daring prayers even as a kid.…

  • 40 % battery 

    40 % battery 

    Adjusting expectations is a safe bet. I have an old Mac book air. Top of the line when I was working at Apple. But it’s now 10 years old. It still has a usb port that I need to connect to the timeless printer. Jackie writes some of her school projects on it. It’s slow…

  • Generations

    Generations

    When fear and uncertainty knock at my door, I grasp whatever I remember to be true and tested. Even though o have followed my own career path, (and what a gift to be able to even say that) I look at how my mom did life, and how she made it to retirement, tired and…

  • About our beginning

    About our beginning

    I picked up another book to read. Ann voskamp’s last book. She starts with her beginning. And she is honest, and veiled and poetic, but brutally honest. And it inspires me. It’s marriage week and this reading and reflection is serendipitous. We also started naive, faithful, hopeful. Innocence is priceless. What we don’t know (a…

  • On loan for a while

    On loan for a while

    In a strange political context, where children belonged to the state, and the state took over the care and education (kids still benefit from free education and health insurance till they become adults no matter their familiar circumstances) from early stages.  To gain double the workforce and educate the children according to its values, my…

  • Goodbyes

    Goodbyes

    A month and a half of family time. Sweet and real, challenging and emotional, hard and deeply beautiful. We are saying our last goodbyes. The girls have never wavered in their joy and delight of being here. Not even once. It gave me permission to feel all my emotions, and at times I wished I…

  • Reflection on Brian’s Thursday question

    Reflection on Brian’s Thursday question

    Have you ever experienced a sudden insight or experience of God’s transformative grace when you were in a dark place?If so, what aspects of God’s character did you experience? Traveling far away to honor our parentsTo spend quality time of joy and celebrationAnd not come together when it feels too late for fun or connection…

  • Invisible

    Invisible

    As a kid I was invisible to most adults. Except for the few adults that mattered.  So I felt seen and safe. Growing up rather tall Seemed contrary to my nature  Height makes you more easily seen  Low expectations is my favorite starting point No disappointment No pressure Then life happened. A lot of good life. And…