Forward Progress and How Faith Makes Me a Better Engineer

First of all, for those who follow my blog, I have a tiny seed of hope I’ve begun carefully nurturing that our long conversion journey may have a end in sight.  Not now, not soon, but that there is a clearer path forward for us.  I go between being very excited about it and not wanting to be too happy, in case it’s a false … Continue reading Forward Progress and How Faith Makes Me a Better Engineer

I Was There

When the Voice shook the earth and miracles happened I was there, unseen and unknown I wandered through centuries lost alone unnumbered. I lived lives wild and untamable my ancestors were fierce brave and foolhardy they worshipped the creation and shook their swords at the creator When a nation was formed I was among its multitudes I spoke out in one voice I accepted I … Continue reading I Was There

6 Years

Last Friday, my calendar popped up a notice.  It had been 6 years since the day I had decided to convert.  I had miscounted and all this year I had been thinking it was 7.  Somehow, 7 seems so much longer than 6 and I was comforted by that idea.  That day, I was overrun by work and then with other worries that make it … Continue reading 6 Years

A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

This past Shabbos was our 5th wedding anniversary.  I made my husband his favorite pie and, before Shabbos, his mother and stepfather called and sang us a “happy anniversary” song.  Beyond that, that was all that marked the occasion.  I found myself sadly transported back to 5 years ago in my heart and mind, again reliving the circumstances under which our marriage began. We’d already … Continue reading A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

Lessons Learned from Rhubarb and Bleeding Hearts for Shabbos

We’re full into summer here in the subarctic and nearing the summer solstice.  In other places, that’s not really a big deal, but here each solstice is an event because it means either the sun is coming back or it is finally going to wane.  This far north, the sun behaves so much more like the moon, varying widely.  The cycles are just longer and … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Rhubarb and Bleeding Hearts for Shabbos