Goodbye and all that

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” Ex. 20:12 NKJV We first came to visit my parents in Southern California in September of 2019. We planned on visiting them for 2 months, tops. But my father kept complaining about…

SDA: Special music Delivered Anytime

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Psalm 33:3 Some kids are forced into taking music lessons because their parents are trying to make up for their own  lack of  musical prowess. Sometimes they are forced to stick with it because their parents have paid good money for those lessons and…

Holidaze in the Philippines

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.” 1 Tim. 4: 7 The holiday season in the Philippines lasts a loooong time. Some have said it is the longest in the world. I have been told that Christmas decorations go  up as early as September. As…

!!!Happy New Year!!! Remember the journey

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Phil. 1:3 Remembering to remember, however, is  a different story. I checked the last time I wrote an entry and it was July 27, 2015. July 27, 2015. Journie hadn’t even been born yet. Now that baby is almost 5. Recently, I came across a stash…

She’s here!

My sister, I mean. Not the baby. 🙂 You know who ISN’T here: my doctor. Last Thursday, the day my sister arrived, my doctor left for a 5-day conference to Japan. She comes back tomorrow. As Journie has been a very courteous baby so far, waiting for everyone on her delivery team to arrive (collectively…

Week 38

Today marks the end of my 38th week of pregnancy. And I’m still pregnant. I view this as a good thing because that means the baby listened to our pleas to hang in there until her “Farmor” (literally “Father’s Mother” in Swedish) arrived on Wednesday night. So what to do when you’re 38 weeks pregnant,…