The Fulfillment of All Desire

I have shared that I am working on consistent prayer this year, that is I am trying to take time every day for some kind of prayer time with God. I’ve been pretty consistent with this which I want to point out is only happening by the grace of God, and no doubt fueled by…

The thought that changed my marriage

This past weekend, we celebrated our anniversary and on the road trip home I was reflecting on our journey. We have only been married for 5 years, we had an 11 month engagement and were engaged after 4 months of dating. In those short 5 years, we’ve also both had several job changes and two…

Grandpa Stayanoff

As I’ve matured, mortality has started to have more depth of meaning. Each time someone I know dies, it cements the realization that life does have an end and we cannot know the day nor the hour of its arrival. I have found myself much more aware of the need to be ready for the…

Morning: A Reflection

There’s quiet in my house and the smell of recently roasted coffee always greets me in the kitchen. The scent immediately conjures the image of my husband going about his routine in a completely still home, rushing, before slipping out the door without anyone even knowing. There’s only a few moments before the little one…

Heavy

For most of my adult life I have moved, changed jobs, changed countries, changed languages, changed life situations, changed my name, etc. I’m not sure I’ve had ‘normalcy’ since I moved to college. Finally, I’ve realized that all of life is change. I’ve realized that when life is at its most difficult its because you…

Ode to a Mother’s Mourning

With change rapidly approaching in one week, I have been preparing for the big change and reflecting even more on this change, willing time to stand still so I can hold on to my little baby just a few moments longer before I start a full time job. This means our daughter will now attend…

Change

You know the restless feeling you get when you know things are about to change…again. This seems to be my life. I’m not saying this with regret or tension, just acceptance. I enjoy change. I like moving around. I’m not sure this is a great quality to have. It makes me incredibly adaptable. I thrive…