Physical Comfort

Physical Comfort

It is late morning as my friends and I carefully trudge down the hill to embark on the smaller, family-friendly corn maze (the larger one is situated at the other end of the farm). Each of us is holding our baby to our chest using a carrier, and except for me, everyone in our group … Continue reading

Spoken Words

Spoken Words

A couple of months ago a friend emailed me for help. She had gone in for blood work and was now waiting for the result of it. Understandably, she was anxious and scared. A part of her email read, “I know you are not a praying person. So please do whatever you believe works to … Continue reading

Story Time

Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Just baby and me I’ll swing you high I’ll swing you low I’ll hold you tight And I won’t let go Bouncing, bouncing… At the library’s story time on Tuesdays, Nora has a friend.  He and his mom usually sit … Continue reading

A Happy Moment

One night two weeks ago Danith asked if I was happy.  We were sitting in a corner of our bedroom, with Nora sleeping in her bassinet several feet away. To keep the room dark for her, as recommended by the articles I had read, we left on only a light from the adjoining bathroom. Through the ease … Continue reading

I Have Not Forgotten

She breathes her warm, milky breath into the underside of my right cheek. In the past few minutes, she has been busy nudging her head on my shoulder a few centimeters to the left and then to the right. And then she starts the search all over again. Normally, she would push my head aside … Continue reading