Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Fluctuat Nec Mergitur"

(photo taken from
NBC website)

For three days the tower
will be illuminated
in the colors of the French flag.

The words..
"Fluctuat nec mergitur"
are projected onto the tower as well.
Taken from the Paris coat of arms,
 it translates to..
"she is tossed by the waves,
but does not sink".

Hannah went out with a friend
last night,
in the wind and rain,
to take the picture above.

I want to thank everyone
that has emailed,
sent messages and left
comments regarding 
our safety.
It has meant so much
to me that
you have reached out.

We are safe..
still very much in shock
but safe.

Some have asked if 
we want to go home.
Over the past 22 years,
we have called many 
different places home.
Paris is home now
and we love this city.

Vive la France!


  1. Blessings to you all, Pam.
    So thankful for your safety, and prayers for all.

  2. When I heard about the attacks last week, I grabbed my tablet and checked Instagram to see if you were okay! So glad you're safe. We live in scary times, no matter where in world we call home...we just have to keep on keeping on!

  3. So happy to hear you guys are safe. I've been thinking of you. Hugs-

  4. I keep checking for an update. Thank you so much for this post! Praying for your family and the rest of France. (and the rest of the world, as well)

  5. Nice to see a new post form you...
    Funny you should mention in your last paragraph about being asked about wanting to come home. I thought at first wonder if they are considering coming back to the us but then I thought Paris is their home why would they come back.

  6. Pam, it was via our facebook friendship that alerted me to the attack. I was in my office at the clinic, and all of a sudden my phone started lighting up with . . . "I hope you are ok . . . Praying all is well . . .Support and prayers. I was relieved to read your reassurance to your family and friends. I immediately went out into the waiting room and flipped the to the news, to find such sadness once again. I loved the "Safety Check" app! Living in Paris is the chance of a lifetime. So far I have been very impressed with President Hollande's directives. I truly believe he will do his best to keep you all safe. I believe his efforts are keeping us a little safer here in your homeland as well.

    I will not be terrorized!
    Vive la France!

  7. Glad you and family are Ok, I was checking daily to see if you all were ok!

  8. Happy to see post. Beautiful picture of the tower. Relieved to know you and family are safe.

  9. Part of my family lives in Paris, my mom is currently there visiting my aunt. My heart goes to you, my former home, everyone who is there right now.
    Thank for the beautiful pictures.

  10. Happy new year! I hope you and your family will be happy and funny moments. Praying for France.

  11. missing your blog! Hope all is well with your family

  12. I miss your blog posts. I always looked forward to what you were saying and sharing. I hope you decide to come back. All the best to you and your family and Happy New Year!