Off the hook.

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Life, Our Family 0 Comments

There’s this picture of me and my parents right after I was born. From what I’ve been told, it was the day we three came home from the hospital. We’re on the brown, scratchy couch: me, a red-faced burrito in a thick pale pink crotched blanket; my mom, happy and bright-faced in a blue sweater; and my dad, in light …

Permission

Katie Kleinjung Life, On Being 0 Comments

I have a friend from college, more of an acquaintance really, who is a film-maker, a writer and director.  Super cool, right? You, like me, might wonder how she became these things and when her career started. Let me tell you how it all went down: she said she was a film-maker. As simple as that. She has proclaimed she …

Dear Me.

Katie Kleinjung Letters, Life 2 Comments

    Birthdays always leave me a little nostalgic. Sometimes in a happy-melancholy way, which can be cathartic and leave me feeling more whole after some time of introspection. This year, being far from family and best friends, the melancholy was a bit heavier than usual. I spent some time reflecting on where I’ve been in the last ten years …

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 …

Past Language

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Thailand 0 Comments

  We’ve been in Thailand for a little over two months now. And in the last two months, we’ve picked up…very little Thai. Sure, there are phrases we know when we hear  them and we’ve gotten used to how Thai sounds (which is huge as it’s a tonal language). But we still can’t order food in Thai and Heaven help …