Category Archives: The Mary Diaries

The Mary Diaries (part 7)

I still sometimes have nightmares about it… Our precious firstborn son, the hope of all our people… and for two whole days we lost him. He was twelve years old, growing up so fast… of course he wanted to go … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 6)

I used to think I was such a good mother… My grandmother always said that time changes everything – if only you can wait long enough. And when we did eventually get back to Nazareth, with an adorable three-year-old and … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 5)

What a day… what a night! My waters broke just after breakfast – three weeks early! And the contractions started almost immediately, as if Yeshua were suddenly in a hurry to be born! I was scared because everything seemed to … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 4)

I wonder how Elizabeth’s getting on with baby Yohanan…. I never did go back to stay with her. Less than a week after Yosef stormed out on me he was back to apologise! He had seen the angel as well, … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 3)

So it’s over… what a relief. I’m so glad I took Aunt Elizabeth’s advice. Go home after three months, when you’re over the morning sickness but before the bump starts to show; then you can choose the best moment to … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 2)

Dear God, my period’s late… I don’t know why, but I wasn’t quite expecting this. I’d almost convinced myself that I’d imagined the whole thing. But it’s happening already, and I don’t feel prepared, even though I said “Yes”… how … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 1)

Funny how your life can change in a moment, when you’re least expecting it… I was having a really good day, out with my mother and sister, visiting friends, chatting about marriage and babies and so on, as we girls … Continue reading

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