About the Wayfarer

I am a woman out of the Lost & Found.


Gosh, it’s been fast, the little girl feeling from first grade still a clear memory. How many annual calendar pages do you tear off in 40 years? 480. Beyond the 1/10 of the sheets that mark my prologue in Korea, my life divides into thirds. The first chapter written in NYC, the second in PA that suburbanized the college girl, the third in CA that ruralized the wife and mom. We live across from cows now.

Motherhood consumed me in its centripetal force. Okay, I let it – in my determination to be the best darned mom I knew how (any resolution cemented with best darned certain to unglue). What was it about turning 40 that felt so different? Was it the crest of my climb, a sure descent from here? Or could I borrow a lesson from Moses? He had it made until the mistake that cost him his crown to Egypt at 40. Surely he’d done himself in. The next forty years on the run he became a family man tending sheep. Little did he know God had all the time in the world and had him on training ground to humble and ready him to shepherd a nation out of slavery – in the four decades ahead.  No coincidence that a human baby is full term at 40 weeks.

When I hit the age that embodies spiritual gestation, something happened. I remembered I was more than a mother. The woman God had created to reflect Him in her way had gone missing. I remembered that writing is how I breathe.

So I’m no longer holding my breath.

See the stones collected in the wayfaring, some posts light and colorful, others dense. Relationships, identity, learning, time, faith, hope, the physical, the invisible. I see God’s handprints everywhere. Whatever catches my eye in the journey, I hold up to you. I offer no secrets to growing a money tree, have no magic in these hands to captivate you with aesthetics. You’ll see some photos and videos but stories, largely, and what I hope you welcome as insight. The best I’ve got for you are words. Single guys read me as the moms do. Artists and writers have joined us. So I speak of it all – not just the parenting or my faith. But of the things we share in our humanity. The holistic journey.


1,645 thoughts on “About the Wayfarer

  1. Diana,
    I am amazed that you took the time to visit and comment on my blog post. What a wonderful writer you are, I have certainly enjoyed my time here this morning. I am not a writer but I do love to read. I I will be reading and enjoying your posts as I can. I could spend hours here reading and enjoying if I had nothing else to do. Reading about the orchid blooming gave me a smile. That was nice after finding out about your son’s allergy to the other plants. I have no luck with pot plants and over the years I have been very surprised when one lived and bloomed for a time. Kudos to you orchids are not easy to grow and care for in my opinion.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Mags

    • SoundEagle would like to concur with Mags Pooh and Chancy about Diana and what she has been writing. Indeed, Diana writes expressively with conviction and vividness, and we are given glimpses of her mind and inner worlds on her published posts, each of which is a canvas in their own right, and each a gem encapsulating her insight. Thank you.

      As for Diana’s foray into orchids, SoundEagle would like to offer you the opportunity to become a reader or follower of a special website at http://queenslandorchid.wordpress.com

  2. Beautifully put. Like you, forty was a big turning point for me. My life and voice had been on hold too, but for very different reasons. Here’s to what wonders forty and everything after has to offer us 🙂

  3. Hi Diana,
    Thanks for dropping by. Can totally relate to your ‘Change @ 40’ movement, as I am undergoing the same myself. Turned 40 in December, and realized that if I do not follow my dream of becoming a writer now, I probably never will. So quit my job as a media professional and started this blog, where I write one story a day, some are long, some are short, some with pictures, some without, some prose, some verse, but all 100% me! Cheerios.

  4. I am constantly drawn to this page, and each time I come back, I find that I understand a bit more of what you’ve shared. It’s how I know I’ve grown a little more.

  5. I just discovered your blog! Your writing is beautiful and resonates with me. Thank you for visiting my site and liking my latest post! I’m still new to blogging and value the feedback tremendously. Best wishes, Leslie

  6. Thanks for the like of my poem “The Causeway” – glad you enjoyed it and the encouragement is most welcome 🙂

    Thanks for being so open about what faith, love, life and parenting has revealed and taught you on this journey through life. I hope you have many more adventures!


    • Hi Gina,

      I saw that the intense writing had kept you away. Always a good thing in my book! Writing like that is a hard, joyful liberation. Thank you for your time and I’m glad to see you enjoyed my work.


  7. Thank you for the visit to my post about Cassini. The ‘like’ was liked. It looks like you have a strong presence and following. Good for you. Keep climbing, as you said in a recent post.

  8. Interesting thoughts put into words. I like that you are taking a holistic view in your writing. Thanks for reading some of my blog posts. A lift to my spirit. Praying God will continue to give me His words, that will encourage others in their journey of life. Blessings in Christ, as you share your heart, thoughts, and life with others.

  9. Thanks for the visit. I think back to when I was your age, so much energy, so little time. Now with the time I reach for the energy, it comes, but at a slower pace. It will shall be a pleasure to follow your Holistic journey.

  10. Wow Diana, I have to say, I’m humbled and honored that a writer of your magnitude found something good in one of my pieces! Such a great find. I’m looking forward to catching up on past posts and subscribed so I can catch the upcoming as well. Thank you again!

  11. Nice to have come across your blog 🙂 Very Inspiring.
    In the holistic journeys we take up in life, we find ourselves within.
    Hope you enjoy my journeys on my blog, too.
    Wish 2021 bring back our travel dreams.

  12. Hi Diana! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. Missing your insightful musings here. Would love to read your thoughts on this stubborn pandemic. But you seem to have abandoned this site years before. Hope all’s well in your neck of the woods.

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