Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

This is the 69th story of Our Life Logs.   At 43, I’ve lost a lot in my life. I’ve lost homes, family members, and jobs. Though I lose things, I fight to gain back what’s possible. I never let the dejection of loss keep me from working hard to get good things back. I was born in 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second youngest of seven … Continue reading Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

From My Ugly Past

This is the 67th story of Our Life Logs.   Life is an examination full of tricky questions. However, it is not compulsory for you to get everything right. In a way, the tears I have wept may have cleansed my heart. I was born to extremely young parents. My mother was an upper primary school student while my father was just finalizing his high school … Continue reading From My Ugly Past

Unconditional Love

This is the 58th story of Our Life Logs.   “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”  –Charles R. Swindoll I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1958. I had normal, Catholic upbringing. My mother’s family was Irish, and my father’s family was Italian, creating a melting pot of heritage in our household. I was the middle child among my … Continue reading Unconditional Love

Grateful for Each Day

I’ve lived in Ohio my whole life and have been given wonderful blessings. These blessings wouldn’t be in my life if it wasn’t for my faith in God. I was raised Christian and taught to make God a priority. However, this was not something I was able to do from a young age. I had heard stories of children that found their faith and devotion … Continue reading Grateful for Each Day

Life Served Me a Lemon

Growing up in the dusty countryside of Kenya was fun and typical for girls of my age in the early 1990s. Life was blissful. Sometimes I wish I could rewind and stop the time, just to savor the innocence of those days. My family had settled about 10 miles from the famous home of Obama’s grandmother in Kogelo. The village was close-knit, and neighbors were … Continue reading Life Served Me a Lemon

Direction Will Find You

My life was never perfect. I went through some obstacles that would normally scar a child. I experienced losses in my family that pushed me into a dark place. I was lost, at many points of my life. But I didn’t stop searching. I searched for the meaning of life, the purpose of being, and the direction of future. 1 | Childhood I never really … Continue reading Direction Will Find You