Why I Feel Like Superwoman at 8 Months Pregnant!

When you’re 8 months pregnant and you don’t have backache, heartburn or swollen feet, you feel like Superwoman! And who can blame you? That’s how I’ve been feeling these days. Giving thanks for my blessings because after watching countless pregnancy videos, I’m now even more cognizant of all that could have gone wrong.

Park City: The Perfect Place to Write

There are snow-dusted mountains, blue skies that stretch on and on… Our neighbours have eyes, and hands and faces we never see… All around us is the quiet in the air, the sunlight, the snow-fluff that glows bright in the daytime. Perhaps after writing I’ll walk up the mountains again, go beyond the sauna-filled resorts where strangers ski down white slopes,…

Your Dreams Are Worth Fighting For!

Dear friends, This year feels like the unending sea, like I’m floating into the unseen distance… not quite sure if I’ll end out where I hope to be. But this I know for sure: my dreams are worth fighting for! I’ve decided that even when the pressure in each day threatens to break me or even when I feel…

Between the Busyness of My Days

9:26pm (Tues) Dear friends, I have not forgotten you. Last time we spoke I was in an in-between sort of place, out of a job, not sure about the future but doing my best to be optimistic. Since then, I got a job and things have been very busy. In between the busyness of my days, my…

Be Brave

                5:10pm (Fri) What does it mean to be brave? It’s when you do hard things — impossible things — no one else dares to do. It’s believing in yourself enough to dream big, enough to lead.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Guess what? Today is Christmas Eve, which means my hubby and I celebrate 3 years of wedded bliss (I’m not saying things have been perfect but they sure have been rewarding and worth every moment of sacrifice). So yes, it’s a special time for us. My hope this Christmas is to spend some quality time…

Vacation’s Over

7pm                     Dear friends, I’m back from vacation abroad. It was a joyous time with a few surprises in the mix like my sister giving birth 3 weeks early, just in time for me to meet my latest niecy, Zahra. I saw the snow, wet as…

The Sanctifying Power of Family History Work

                9:15 am (Fri) When I was a child one of my favorite experiences with my family was when we would go to the country. Dad would fill the car tank with gas and we’d drive to Freetown, Manchester. I loved my Grandpa the most — he’d take…

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

                        3:20pm (Tues) I’ve been a hopeless romantic for years. When I was about 13 years old I was already praying for my future husband, reading tons of horrible romance novels and hoping for a future filled with love and happiness. I guess that’s…

A Tribute to My Mother

3pm (Fri) Mother, you didn’t have to do the things you did — sacrifice your time, energy and freedom — for me. You didn’t have to carry me those long nine months. And when labour pain came, you could have complained, but knowing you, I doubt you ever did.

The Simple Joys in Life

7 am (Thurs) I like to remind myself of the simple joys in life. Perhaps that’s why I recently started daily journal keeping again— to remember. Some of the simple joys in my life relate to my family and the experiences I have with others, even strangers. They remind me why each day can be beautiful,…