study.

sometimes the pull between the world and life of a missionary and that of a housewife and mama is really frustrating.  on days like today, when the last thing i want to do is go to my japanese lesson and say — again — that i wasn’t able to finish all of my homework.  i […]

redemption.

it’s only 11 am, and we’ve already had all the makings of a bad day around here.  daddy’s sick with a fever and confined to bed.  mama is “pregnant+summer heat+there’s so much to do+my new iron supplement isn’t here yet” tired.  little boy is over his cold and wilder than ever. we’ve had a canceled […]

my body.

As Japan enters the sweltering summer months at the same time I enter my third trimester, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my body and the days to come.  The swelling, the sweating, the weight gain, the waddling.  And then the birth.  The breastfeeding.  The sleepless nights.  The crying.  After getting used to […]