Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This was supposed to be my new niece. Correction, this is my new niece, the beautiful Emilia. I did not meet her, none of us did, but I do not believe that precludes us from being her family. in fact, i firmly believe that she is an important little person, part of my sister's family forever, my niece forever, and that one day, we will all get to meet her. But for the time being, she is with my mother, my older brother who died at 7 months, grandparents, aunts, uncles, loved ones.
Life is hard. There is pain, there is heartbreak. She is the lucky one to move on from this state. I'm a little bit jealous. But yet. While I'm glad that she's going to miss out on broken bones, she also misses out on smelling flowers. She gets to miss out on being rejected by a boy she likes, but she also misses out on falling in love. She gets to skip the fights and hair-pulling over borrowing clothing from her sister, but she also misses out on growing up with her sister. And we miss out on her.
My heart aches for my sister. i can't understand what this must be like for her, to lose a baby and I ache for her, wishing to take on a portion of what she must be feeling, missing her baby. Through all of this, however, I am so, so grateful for her wonderful husband and the love and strength he offers. This is hard for him too, but seeing them together, i know that they will make it through. While there is a hole in my heart, it is filled with the peace that because of Christ, we can all feel peace, we can all be healed from this experience, and more than anything, we have an eternal family. That is the greatest comfort. I am grateful for this belief.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
You all heard the interview with my friend Sarah right before she got married, but here is the original Dating Girl superhero interview that started it all. One day, Sarah, frustrated with dating, thought to herself, Gosh, it almost seems like you have to be a superhero to figure out dating. And that's when Dating Girl and her cohort of superhero daters were born, vanquishing the likes of the Love 'em and Leave 'em Bastard Cowboy, and discovering the truths of dating.part 2 coming up next...
This is an oldie from 2007, but i never posted it. People have been asking me to post again, and I promise, I'm working on some interviews! In the meantime, enjoy a little travel romance...Tina, from Solvania, met Pietro, from Italy, and they fell in love in Prague. We all know magic can happen when you are traveling. But is it sustainable?