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Many happy safe returns. May your heart settle quietly now that you are home.

The 6 O'Clock Stitch

Welcome home. I know all the birdies in your nest were happy to have you back among them.


Welcome home Katura. I am sorry you must be torn between two continents. My prayers are with you and your family, particularly your mother. So glad you are back.


Welcome back!

Gently, gently, gently...I hope your return back lands you gently right where you are meant to be at the moment.

I am glad you are back. :)


I hope that all of that comfort with your children eases your heart. There is nothing that quite prepares you for when a parent falls ill. I will keep all of you in my prayers.


Welcome home.


Welcome home!


It's such a hard time . But your mother knows how you feel and to see you happy with your family will comfort her .


In addition to Si, AiAna, Bella, and Asher, your healing presence comforts and heals both of us. The circle is unbroken.


Welcome back Katurah! "The circle is unbroken" - how beautiful!

annamaria potamiti

Hi, I have been following your blog for a while, you have an absolutely lovely family. Your husband's writing was hillarious and so captivating. May all your troubles heal soon.


Welcome home. I'm so glad your mother is doing okay. It must be nice to sleep in your own bed again!

My husband and I were thoroughly entertained by your husband while you were gone. My husband has never enjoyed a blog more.


Welcome back. I've enjoyed the blog the whole time, you know - both before and after you left!


Hugs Katurah. I know the feeling of being pulled two directions. It happened to me 10 years ago. Follow your heart through this. That will lead you the right way.


i, too, have felt that pull from half-a-world-away. it was three years ago, almost. and the first time i left my children. and so hard - the leaving and then the coming home. i practiced a lot (a lot!) of breathing exercises during those weeks. wishing you a speedy return to a sense of orientation. and that all goes well on both sides of your world.


You can't know how beautiful your words are in the hard and tired times, but they are beautiful and sharing them is a gift.

All the best in this transition-- take it "gently, gently, gently" as someone so beautifully noted.



certainly it's out of necessity, but my, what a gorgeous place to sleep. thinking of you...


welcome home! we missed you terribly (though sham did enjoy having simon in this space...)


I just wanted to say that I enjoy your writing. It is so very honest, real and smart. I am a 35 year old mother of two. My father became ill last year quite quickly and died 5 months later of cancer. My mother cared for him at home and he died there surrounded by family. I felt so torn during those months. With a 1 and 3 year old, I felt needed at home, but knowing time was fleeting, I wanted to spend all my time sleeping next to my Dad. My heart still aches. But it helps reading your story. You put into words what I was feeling. Thank you for sharing your life with us.


welcome home, gentle soul. i have missed you, and hope all is well with your entire family.


Hi Katura, Just a little note to say we miss you and are so happy to read news of you, Simon, and the children. I started my medical treatment a week or so ago and so far the side effects aren't bad. Your mom still speaks with gratitude about the precious time you had together here. She's doing well over all, though the difficulty with digestive tract continues somewhat.

Love to you, Jane

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