“KHAT” My 20-month-year-old ray of sunshine's newest word is cat. I love the way he says it, although it could be confused for other words in different languages, as he loves the back of the throat sound. Earlier, as we were in the midst of our morning routine, he focused on the three shiny silver … Continue reading KHAT
Category: Tankov’s Treks
Mothering / God’s Mother Heart
This week as I held my 20 month-year-old miracle, I thought back to the journey in the last years. The times when the words of an old song rang through my weary mind, “Never for nothing when you love with no return. Light your candle in the darkness, cause it is never for nothing. *” … Continue reading Mothering / God’s Mother Heart
The Mango Tree that could.
One of the longest times Alexis and I were separated from each other after we were married was when I went down to Haiti for five weeks to help with sanitation and community development initiatives in some disaster relief tent cities. There is lots I could say about that experience but what I want to … Continue reading The Mango Tree that could.
Post for Canadians – Urgent request
Hello Canadians (currently more than half of those who regularly visit this blog 🙂 ) we just wanted to let you know about a current event that could have a huge impact on Embryo Adoption in Canada and to ask you to pray about possibly taking action response. There are new Proposed Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) … Continue reading Post for Canadians – Urgent request
Integrity Challenge part 2
Part 2 of a truncated letter I wrote to some friends who prayed for me regularly early on in my international adventures. Hope it's encouraging 🙂 --- if I didn't tell them however... if I didn't point it out ... they would never know. When I had told them that I had never been out … Continue reading Integrity Challenge part 2
Integrity Challenge part 1
This is truncated from a letter I wrote early on in my international adventures. About an opportunity I had to try to twist the system for a good cause by lying and how I wrestled through that decision at the time. --- The letter I had been waiting for, to explain why I needed an … Continue reading Integrity Challenge part 1
53. Our (in)fertility journey final post.
Thank you for journeying with us through this (in)fertility blog. Doubtlessly, you will be hearing more about our son through the years on our blog site here, but this part of the journey has now transitioned and so we will pause the story here. If you have been reading regularly, you probably have picked up … Continue reading 53. Our (in)fertility journey final post.
"Russell you are a gift of God, Russell you're a miracle. Russell you are our son and we love you, Russell you're a gift of God." As I hold our son in our arms, I string together this prayer / expression of mystery and find myself singing these lines over and over again. I love … Continue reading 52. Lullabies
Alan’s Hand part 2
I ended up allowing the pressure of coming exams to push my confusing thoughts to the side and just focused on getting through the final few days. After my final exam I drove home and never actually saw any of those five guys again until the next September. Once at my parents, with no pressing … Continue reading Alan’s Hand part 2
51. It happened!
It happened! Russell Jr. was born on a late summer's day. Waltzing into our arms as a six pound immeasurable treasure of cuteness and determination after being born at home. (We had felt while praying that we were to have a home birth and a way was made, even though I was in my 43rd … Continue reading 51. It happened!