Come in. Sit with me. Have a cup of tea on my couch. Tuck your feet under you. Sigh a little. Let the stress and the sorrow of wandering this world, of struggling to be ever more loving, of juggling identities seep away. Wipe your heart clean and the tears off your face. You are not alone. He is here with us, and He thinks you’re fabulous.
I’m Laura, a Coptic tasoni (priest’s wife) and mom. I blog here on CopticDadandMom.com to help my readers (and me) navigate this fallen world we live in, trust God more and love our neighbors.
I started to blog in 2009 as a new wife and mother just as a way to figure out what I believed about myself and my new roles. Then, in 2011, a phone call in the dead of night changed the course of my life as my husband was called–literally–to the priesthood.
We could barely process what was happening and when the decision was final a few months later, I announced it through Coptic Dad & Mom. Though originally posted on Blogger, I have moved that post here through this site so you can still read the live, in-the-moment announcement.
These days, I write blog posts about growing in faith, about caring for each other, and about the tough task of juggling multiple cultures outside Egypt. New content goes up each Thursday, God willing.
Count me as the slightly sarcastic sister you never had (literally–tasoni in Coptic means my sister). I’ll add you to my list of siblings and fret over you as a good Martha would. I pray for you all and hope you remember me in your prayers.
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Coptic Dad and Mom is a small, personal business and not affiliated directly with my husband’s parish (St. Demiana, Jacksonville, FL) nor with our diocese (SUSCopts).