Mother's column – Cleaning up, an unfinished project
As a child, I strongly disliked unfinished projects. Take, for example, the village where we lived. For months, the town centre was a construction site. When they finally finished, they started to renovate the town hall. And before the renovations could be completed, the highway's asphalt needed to be replaced. I was always looking forward to the moment that everything would be neat and finished. But that moment never came.
Mother's column – Does the love for animals also apply to insects?
The nice part of September is that you can eat outside without being on guard for wasps. Also, other creeping and buzzing creatures are almost gone.
Mother's column – Passing on the Christian heritage
The baptism form that we use in the Netherlands is a valuable heritage from the past. It is incredible how many Reformed churches in our country, from liberal to conservative, still read that during baptismal services. Just imagine having to write something that suits all churches today. That would be impossible.