Growth is quiet and slow.
The apartment was quiet. My 5-month-old daughter had fallen asleep a few minutes ago in her stroller in the kitchen, where I just finished up washing lunch dishes. My toddler son was soundly sleeping in his bed in the bedroom. And my husband was napping on the couch in the living room. I went to sit in the armchair by the window, took a … Read More Peace beyond Quietness
Have you ever woke up in the morning, feeling so tired that you wish to go straight back to sleep again? But you knew you couldn’t because you have kids to feed or work to do. A day full of plans and responsibilities is awaiting. I’m sure you have been there. So have I. In fact, it was the case this morning. I woke … Read More Receive the Gift of Today
My hair was wafting in the coastal wind as I climbed the stairs following a crowd on a sunny autumn day. Seagulls were squawking, flying in circles nearby. I finally reached the top of the tower on the hill, panting, excited. Here I was, standing at the southwestern tip of the African continent, on a white tower more than 200 meters above the sea, … Read More The Wind from Cape Point
It’s Friday evening. We just finished a simple, hearty dinner, and it’s time for our toddler son to go to sleep. Friday night is the movie/date night for my husband and me. Usually, after we put down our son in his bed, we watch a movie or an episode of our favorite show with some snacks and drinks. Our two months old daughter would … Read More In the Name of Self-Care
It’s on the 2nd of November, at midnight. My husband and I arrived at the hospital. It’d been raining the whole day and finally brought the chill of the early winter. Having parked just outside the building, I took a deep breath in the cold, humid air as I slowly stepped out the car with my watermelon-sized heavy belly, along with a big bag … Read More “Le Choix du Roi ” —-Esther’s birth story