Category Archives: Missionary Momma

Unspeakable Joy…….

Earlier last year I heard the phrase “Unspeakable Joy” and I just loved it.  I don’t know what it was about it that just made me smile, but I am pretty sure it didn’t have anything to do with thinking about loss.  I imagined it being something that caused so much joy, you just didn’t […]


I’ve realized grief has a funny way of showing itself. Sometimes you think you’re really okay, only to find out, you’re not really okay. Sometimes it takes people closest to you to tell you, “Maybe you’re not really okay.” Thankfully, I have a pretty amazing husband who encouraged me to leave him for a month, […]

Joy comes in the mourning……

If you’ve read my other blog posts I’m hoping that you’re seeing a common thread….. Choose Joy. Those two simple words have changed my life in more ways than I can count.  Several years ago I had them tattooed on my wrist as a daily reminder, but they have been seared on my heart long […]

Bravery in the grieving…..Part one of many!!!

Well hello there! Yes, it’s me.  It’s been awhile since my last post.  I had all these grand plans to post all these things while stateside.  After all, I had fast internet, a new laptop and no excuses. Our family of 5 traveled all over the US from September thru October and we connected with […]

Missionary Momma’s Re-entry Observations!

Hello Everyone!  Well this post is coming to you from the USA side as we made it home from Botswana safe and sound about 10 days ago!  I am also posting via my new laptop which means that you’ll be hearing more from me as I actually have a laptop that types in “real time” […]

Fluffy Moments

The other day I was reading an on-line friend and fellow missionary’s blog post about “Fluffy Moments”. I giggled as she shared, but also giggled at how many “fluffy moments” I have had over my years living overseas. Living life overseas can be hard and daunting at times. Just doing normal every day things can […]

Hello, I am still here!

Well Hello there! It’s been a LONG time since my last post. I think part of me is still stuck in what, February? Really, where is 2016 going because it’s going too fast as next week we’ll be into June! Oh well….I can’t slow down time, but I can tell you that my 6 year […]

What touched my heart…may yours also be touched.

This post… it! I was in a brothel. In front of me, girls danced on the stage. They swayed back and forth on their high heels, and watched themselves in the mirror as they gripped the poles. Their faces said it all. Flat affect. Emotionless. Vacant. Eyes far off. Occasionally one would make eye contact […]

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