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Yearly Archives: 2006

Unravelling Babel

There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all ~ Unknown My dearest E., Wikipedia provides a succinct explanation about the story of the Tower of Babel, of ancient biblical times: “According to the narrative in Genesis, Chapter 11 of the Bible, the Tower of Babel was a tower built […]

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And you were there…

My dearest E., Yes, you were. The trip was postponed. Hooray. There IS a God.

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On being apart

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation ~ Khalil Gibran My dearest E., My mother called me this evening, and dropped a little bomb on what seemed to be a rather pleasant day at work: a day where I was quietly busy and productive, […]

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Daddy’s birthday

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had, and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated ~ Unknown My dearest E., We celebrated your father’s 32nd birthday over the weekend (December 9). For a treat, you were allowed to stay up an additional […]

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A difficult time

As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible ~ Ruth Bell Graham My dearest E., My joy after having played with you extensively last night was short-lived when it was time to take you up to bed. You were rather docile at first, allowing […]

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Shoes, shoes, shoes

One, two, buckle my shoe…. ~ traditional nursery rhyme My dearest E., Methinks you have developed a thing for shoes, just like your mother. Last night, I proudly took out the two new pairs of shoes I had bought for you. You have rather long feet for an almost-14 month old. You wear a size […]

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Words of wisdom

My dearest E., I came across these wise words on the Internet (unfortunately, I do not know the author, or I’d give tribute to him/her for such prolific and thoughtful thinking) and I want to share them with you:- Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your […]

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Thinking about you

What we think, we become ~ Buddha My dearest E., I just thought of you. I have been sitting at my work desk, dreaming the past half hour away, waiting to come home and see you. Because I miss you, and can’t wait to fold you into my arms and escape into nothingness. You and […]

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Butterfly kisses

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. My dearest E., I kiss you each and every night before you go to bed. I kiss you early in the morning when you wake up and smile at me. I kiss you when I drop you off at your grandparents’ […]

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Baby steps

One small step can change your life ~ Robert Maurer, from “The Kaizen Way” My dearest E., You took your first few baby steps yesterday. You were unafraid, unabashed, confident and grinning from ear to ear. Of course, you could already walk before- but you always preferred to cling on to my hand, or a […]

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