Category Archives: Change

For Alexandra

My one and only daughter turns one year old today. I haven’t considered buying her a material gift, first off because she’s too young to appreciate anything that isn’t edible—and second, because she’ll be getting a whole lot of presents … Continue reading

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Wide Awake in Winter

Do you know how snow-dust sparkles? I never knew—until yesterday. If it is a sunny day, like the ones we’ve been having lately, then winter dances and pierces and sweeps through the senses. Those snowflakes didn’t just flutter down. They … Continue reading

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Facing My Biggest Fear: Driving Lessons!

Today is unusually dry and warm, like a summer spell in mid-October. I am excited, scared, confident, nervous, hopeful and trembling all at the same time. Going through the motions of getting my student’s permit at the LTO (Land Transportation … Continue reading

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Birthday Notes and Memories

Last Tuesday, I woke up 32 years old. In those early morning hours, I wrote a little, reflecting on my past, present, and future. And I started counting the birthday gifts I have been given: I am most thankful for … Continue reading

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Heroic Vs. Happy: Notes on Not Breastfeeding

As I shuffle around the house fixing things in the kitchen, I can’t help but notice the large sign on the baby-formula can sitting on the counter: “Breastfeeding is best for babies up to two years and beyond.” And beyond? … Continue reading

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Two Week Wonder

Life has been on pause for the last two weeks, as I’ve slowly recovered from the surgery. I’ve had to depend on others to do things for me, accept that time must move slowly these days, and stay awake at … Continue reading

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My Girl

Scanning blank pages on this new morning. White space to fill—not mine, but my daughter’s. This new life which has yet to be lived; days and milestones yet to be celebrated. Moments yet to be realized and treasured. A brand … Continue reading

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Midnight in a Mother’s Thoughts

My eyes linger over stunning photographs of blue and emerald water, reaching out from banks of white. In a couple of the frames, a man stands just at the shore, his back to the camera’s lens. He’s looking out onto … Continue reading

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34 Weeks and Counting…

This is my personal journey to discovering new life, and what my body is capable of. It does seem like the last 8 months have sped by—due to a lot of physical changes. But I must say I’ve taken a … Continue reading

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Life Cycles

I’ve been absent for awhile because this belly is getting in the way…but so much to look forward to! Will catch up with you soon :)

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