How To Know You’re Doing Okay

Katie Kleinjung Let it be hard, Life, Our Family 0 Comments

Last night, for whatever reason, I laid next to Stephen and made him pause Breaking Bad to watch an old video of Valor on my phone. It was from almost exactly a year ago. Hearing his snarly, raspy voice (this was before his adenoids were removed and he sounded like an idling diesel truck) and watching his big, expressive eyes …

The Middlespace.

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Let it be hard, Missions, Our Family, Thailand 3 Comments

  In third grade, we moved. I finished the year where I was and then started a new school in fourth grade. My teacher that year was nice, distant at first and not overly affectionate, but really kind. It was her practice to do a Weekly Report for each student. Your name was on top and then one of a …

Let it be Hard: Homesickness

Katie Kleinjung Let it be hard, Real Messy Missions 3 Comments

During this month, I’m starting a series called Let it be Hard. We’ll talk about all sorts of things that I think would be a lot easier, less frustrating and much more fruitful if we just stopped trying to make them not be hard. Being a missionary has lent itself to a ton of new conversations. A lot of those …

Real Messy Missions, Take 2

Stephen Kleinjung Let it be hard, Letters, Real Messy Missions, Thailand, Unsanitary 0 Comments

Last year at this time, it was my full intention to participate in 31 Days blogging challenge. My favorite S.Rolli even made me this neat little button. But then life happened. Hospital stays (2), a pushed leave date and the hard reality that Stephen may need another surgery became my present reality and, well, blogging didn’t seem as important as …