Tag Archives: Memories

PlayStation Disappointment

When I was around 8 years old, living in Jordan with my family, I remember being introduced to PlayStation for the first time. I was in class and I heard some classmates talking about playing in this play station. I … Continue reading

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Week 3 Jordan

We’ve been in Jordan now for a little over two weeks. Here are a few thoughts (please just keep in mind that Gary and my experiences here in Jordan are not universal in the Middle East. We are mainly around … Continue reading

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Hijab

When I lived in Jordan in 2015, I remember meeting an American, Christian girl who chose to wear the hijab in Jordan. Just in case you are not aware, Jordan is not a country that forces women to wear hijab … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate and Dried Marshmallows

Recently, Gary and I have been going through old photos as we have been packing up to move to Jordan. These reminders of the past caused me to reflect back on when I first moved to the states for college. … 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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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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Confessions of a Food Troll

I think every person on earth must have a unique and strange relationship with food. If you don’t, I do not understand you. Here are just a few of my random quirks with food: I first became aware of my … Continue reading

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Fitting In

Written August, 2016 Fitting in? No, I’ve never fit in. I’ve never been in… community. Well, a few times… but I’ll get to that. Church… brings back memories of hiding in the bathroom… how many times can I go to … Continue reading

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On Losing Childhood

Written in December, 2015 when my husband and I visited my childhood home in Atibaia. My favorite tree is dying. Its branches are drying up and falling off. It’s weary back sways in the soft cool wind. I hear its … Continue reading

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