Joyful Farewell

I’ve recently learned that my friend lost her husband to a heart attack only four years into their marriage leaving her and two very young kids behind. I reached out to express my sympathy. And for the first time in a very long time, I felt a level of fear that has been absent in […]

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Do Love Justice

I sat at a wedding deep in my thoughts about how significant the moment I was in truly was. There were too many people pulling me in for photos but I was uninterested. I just wanted to bathe in my thoughts and reflect on the joy the occasion has brought to my heart. I wanted […]

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Smile for the Love

A photo is a snapshot taken of just one particular single moment in time. Yet it is capable of bringing back to memory more than just that particular moment. Sometimes it can unfold a lifetime. It happened to me while looking at a group photo I was ‘tagged’ in. I am sincerely convinced that I […]

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My Pope

Ahhh! My Karol! He was the only man my husband was ever jealous of. My hubby found Pope JP’s photos to be the only photo in my wallet, the screensaver on my phone, the display on the altar, and framed on the bedroom wall. “Why just him?” he asked quite emotionally. It necessitated a lot […]

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Bloody September

I clearly remember the day my eyes were opened, for the first time, to the reality of evil in our world. The conservative traditionalists say we shouldn’t teach our children about evil. At least in our generation they didn’t. They sheltered us. Our childhood was all about fairies, unicorns, and super heroes. That’s not bad. […]

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I Cry

All my cares in the love aspect of my life I have always left in God’s hands. Most times it felt like a lifetime of endless waiting. But I held on to what I know to be true deep within me. That God has His eyes on me, that He not only knows what is […]

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Claiming A Fairytale

Some say we may have to kiss a lot of frogs before we find our prince. I’m glad I never had the appetite for amphibians. I have always believed that it’s the finest parts of every fairytale that can happen in real life. And I’ve always believed they will happen in mine. The younger me […]

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His Eyes

I always wonder what they see when they look at me. I remember how they gaze at me even more tenderly each passing day. I don’t know why I hear them say “I love you” when they’re not supposed to speak; how they comfort me without a touch; and how they know my thoughts when they can’t […]

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Ready or Not

I found myself watching the Sound of Music for the third time this week. I literally have seen this movie hundreds of times. This, among others, seems to take me back to the day I first saw this film with my siblings, to that decade before the world considered us adults. I love reliving the […]

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His Light

I felt useless. I sat in a room with my friend who just lost her first child to a miscarriage. I’m usually never out of words. I usually always know what to say. But not this time, I just sat there in silence. Death and loss and sorrow, what do I really know about it? […]

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