Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Does Beauty Hurt?

Why does beauty hurt? Tell me, am I the only one? The thought hit me as I sat alone on a hilltop over a lake. The emotions were hard to put into words. The beauty and peace surrounding me gave … Continue reading

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Why do I have hope?

A few years ago, during college when I was still living at the Duffy house with roommates, I wrote out, “Why do I have hope?” on a chalkboard in my room. Over the years I have been writing out answers … Continue reading

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Yarmouk University

I’ve been packing up the house the last few days to prepare for moving to Jordan…. Just things that we won’t need for the next few months… like decorations, pictures, some books. The house looks super bare now… it’s a … Continue reading

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Trying to Sleep

Written in March, 2017 — again while job searching. Lying in bed, crying because I am anxious. Crying because I’ve been lying here for hours and I can’t close my eyes because my thoughts are too loud. I have a … Continue reading

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Season of Loneliness Past

Lying in bed with my husband’s arms wrapped around me, that last moment before falling asleep, I opened my eyes and see that dim, little flash of purple light from my phone on the floor… the one that indicates someone … Continue reading

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