Sunday, April 27, 2014
Did you see the pictures below? All of this relaxing (one whole Saturday without Stephen spending half of it working) might just have been made possible due to Stephen for all intents and purposes finishing his dissertation! Yes, we still have another year in Philly while Stephen does job talks in the fall and other research, but it's nice to have the big stuff out of the way. One of his dissertation chapters was published and was cited here in the church newsroom. Kind of fun.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Christian: I don't believe that you were little. I didn't see you." Me: You were in Heaven. Christian: I don't believe in Heaven!!!" Me: Okay. Grandma and Grandpa remember, they are my mom and dad. Christian: I don't believe that! Did they disappear in 17196 . . . like Israel?
Friday, April 4, 2014
I have never welcomed warmth so much as this Spring which finally arrived a three days ago. For perhaps all of our freezing March, I stopped trying to be an enriching nurturing mother aiding my children in their journey to becoming moral beings, and simply focused on keeping them alive and with
both eyes maybe one eye in tact until Stephen was home. Believe me, when you're stuck in an apartment for weeks on end with bitter cold outside and no car (though honestly I don't know that a car would have helped), building character quickly becomes overrated. But at last we're in the clear so I can get back to that raising-children-in-light-and-truth-thing.
Stephen has been working hard on his research and has been polishing his quantitative skills that have made him more marketable (and a little more boring). He hopes life will return to normal soon, but seeing that almost all the women around me (students and non-students) have their husbands working just as long if not longer, I'm not sure I'm a fan of "normal". Indeed, no longer am I a fan of the stay at home parent, there needs to be two stay at home parents!
Sorry for the weird format of the videos, but enjoy what you can from them: