The gain and the loss

Hello, new friends!  If you’ve just recently stumbled on my blog, I’m so happy to have you here.  Thanks for stopping by. Can I begin with a disclaimer?  Despite the fact that by all appearances I live a rather exciting life living in Europe, the reality is that my life looks very much like yours.  I spend a lot of time doing laundry, fussing over the state of my house, and shuttling the kids from here to there.  I still argue with my husband on occasion, discipline my kids, and wait in line at the grocery store.  Frequently the wrong line, where the person in front of me inevitably needs a price check.

Some things are universal.

Another universal truth?  Time moves too fast and babies become kindergartners and firstborns become middle schoolers and mom’s cry at the gain and the loss.  And so this week I am celebrating beginnings, endings, and the universal language of mother love.



  • deb

    Love that picture !
    and the gain /loss thing. This I know.
    I’m learning always.

  • I may be a little ‘over-the-top’ with my emotions today (we just waved goodbye to mom and dad), but I sit here with tears as I read this and think that today the twins are 2! I wonder when did this happen?!

  • oh. Time just keeps on passing and ticking by. When i was younger I wished it faster and now that I’m grown, I try to hold it still. I would do well to sit in the moment more patiently, wouldn’t I?

    great post. And glad you’ve made some new blog friends lately!

  • I just stumbled upon your blog, I’m not quite sure how. I also live in Switzerland, but without kids (mine are grown and back in the U.S.)

    But I am a dog-mama!

    I know what you mean about spending time doing laundry – it’s not exactly a quick process here!

    Thanks for blogging – I’m enjoying it!