Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Kissing Mark

>It took a long time for Mark to kiss me. We met at a gym in Harare in 1985. I guess, for that matter, it took him a long time to even talk to me. He stood at the door … Continue reading

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>My Egg

>Joining a mega church was hard for me. Having always attended smaller churches, there was never enough I could do. There were so many opportunities to use my gifts and abilities for God that my biggest challenge was knowing when … Continue reading

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>Life and Death and Reuniting

>Some things in life you just don’t plan for. A person enters your world and consumes your time and emotions, leaving you depleted and exhausted. Then they disappear and life goes on as usual. At least it does for you. … Continue reading

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>Through Both Eyes of a Mom

>My daughter and I went on a mission trip two years ago. We were to interpret for a team of Doctors and Nurses from Michigan going to Honduras. It thrilled me to observe my fourteen-year-old daughter interacting with the adults … Continue reading

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>Pride and Childbirth

>I grew up in Zambia and, let me tell you, there is nothing wimpy about the African bush women. They work all day, gather wood, build the fire, cook a meal and walk to the stream to carry water back … Continue reading

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>No Return

>Twenty hears ago today I was taken to the hospital, six weeks early to deliver twins. Unable to stop the contractions, the Doctors let my labor run its course and two tiny beautiful babies pushed themselves into this world. They … Continue reading

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>Lest I Judge

> I’ve often wondered; how could Dulce’s mom abandon her at birth and leave her at the hospital? How could so many mothers do that?Why would a mother I knew leave the hydrocephalic unit of the hospital and take her … Continue reading

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