“Sometimes chaos is the very thing that deliberately shakes up our neatly ordered worlds in order to get us out of the neatly ordered ruts that have kept us stuck,” says Craig Lounsbrough. I just stumbled into a place commonly called a limbo. There are three big things that may have brought me here: becoming… Continue reading When being lost is okay
We were biking along the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos. It was a December morning and another particularly chilly day (for my tropical standards). The streets were quiet---almost meditative. We stopped at a neighborhood pharmacy, parked our vintage Japanese bikes on the curb, and navigated our way into asking the middle-aged Laotian proprietress for a… Continue reading Really, we’re pregnant?
That one BEST day in our lives was more than what we hoped for. To be surrounded by love from family and friends who traveled far to celebrate with us brought us feelings beyond expectations. The joy is so deep that I hope you'll allow me to share the memories here, for us to keep and pass on… Continue reading The Best Day of Our Lives (Part 1)
One month since we got married, and I’m reflecting on my favorite newlywed highs: Getting introduced or referred to as “wife” by a proud husband. It’s a new label that sends my stomach fluttering when I hear myself introduced as wife. It may be the novelty, but I’m praying that this lovely giddy feeling stays.… Continue reading My Newlywed Highs
This transition has been around too long: from girlfriend to fiance, and then wife. Before I continue, I must confess that I have for a time expected that the role of wife was not for me. Fiercely independent (to the point of being stubbornly arrogant), I had plotted to be perfectly self-sufficient and defiantly happy even if almost… Continue reading Becoming a Wife