"Oftentimes we think of a life-threatening illness such as cancer as overwhelming. That’s true. But it’s also true that when we are weakest, God’s grace strengthens us and helps us overpower our fears, our sadness, and our pains."
It's the first day of 2018...perfect time for looking back at the year that was and trying to figure out how to move forward.
It's a few hours before we say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018! What better time to set your New Year’s resolutions than now?
"But your best friend is still your best friend. Even from half a world away. Distance can’t sever that connection. Best friends are the kind of people who can survive anything. And when best friends see each other again, after being separated by half a world and more miles than you think you can bear, you pick up right where you left off. After all, that’s what best friends do.”
Fair warning: you may or may not find anything useful on this post. This is a 'mostly for me' post, trying to get over the longest writers' block I have ever experienced in my 2-month life as a blogger.
As I sit here writing this, I wonder how I ended up spending my lazy Saturday morning making Choc Nut Ice Cream. The answer to that is easy--- because I love this guy, my dear husband, my strongest supporter, my best-est friend. And I would go to the ends of the earth to find a … Continue reading A Trip Down Choc Nut Memory Lane…
Today marks the celebration of Diwali, also known as Deepavali or the "festival of lights". Diwali is one of the most awaited and celebrated festivals in India "where people from all age groups participate. They give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen 'diyas' (lamps), decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast.
Like many NC families, it has become a yearly tradition for us as well. We usually go on a weekday, but due to conflicts in our schedules, we went last Saturday, which happens to be the first Saturday that the fair is open.
So what do you say to someone who has just suffered a miscarriage or infant loss? When you know someone who just lost a child, there's always this burning need to say something in order to comfort them. But a lot of times, even if you mean well, the words just don't come out right.
Today was one of those Saturdays when you just wanted to curl up on the couch, watch TV, order Chinese food and eat it from the box. So I shared these thoughts with my husband, hoping he would get Chinese food takeout. He didn't. He did even better.