The Joy of Moving Forward

We moved this summer and began a new life in Charlotte. And what a breath of fresh air it has been. To be free of the strain that Atlanta had; to be with groups of people ready and eager to come alongside us and who […]

What’s Next?

The exciting (and slightly overwhelming) thing is we are moving… again! This time to a new city (Charlotte) so my husband can take a ministry job doing all the things he loves. We are only going to be four hours away from family, and we […]

On Turning 40 and a Loss

Today I turn 40. When I thought about writing this post a month ago I had some vague thoughts about sharing what turning 40 looks like for me. Throwing in a bit of humor and a dash of snarkiness about getting older and all that […]

On Being Small

It has been an interesting few days. And by interesting I mean weird, unsettling and eyeopening in hard ways. I have wrestled with the new normal of American life that everyone here is “busy” and to be a part of people’s lives plans have to […]

When Your TCK Grieves, You Do Too

This morning I opened email as usual, but one particular message made me pause, and out of nowhere I suddenly felt a knot in my throat and then the tears started to spill. And this was before I even opened it. There was nothing significant […]

Starting Over

We are in our 4th month of being “back” in the US. When we were just visitors I often wondered what it would be like when we finally moved here for good (or until we get further orders, nothing is really for “good” is it?) And […]

A Word for the New Year: Write

The post appeared first on IndiAanya. A new year is here, and if you are like me, I am clinging to the hope that 2016 will be quite different than 2015. You made it out, but just barely. And you’d love to find yourself in […]

Indoor Camping, Coffee Pots and the State of Things

We have all been sleeping in the same room. Seven of us. In the same room. Y’all. Our AC’s have all run out of gas except for two and because we know we are leaving we refuse to have them fixed for a few weeks. So, […]