The January sky is gray and the air cool, but not cold, with a threat of rain. You know the kind of day that makes you want to stay in your pj’s, curled up in bed, binge watching a series on your iPad. It’s the kind of day you have when life has kept you in fast forward for weeks since the 6:30am phone call … Continue reading …a tap on the shoulder
I stumbled on a video yesterday, the morning of July 4th. While it felt like a random encounter, I know God placed it in my path to find, saying “Watch This”, on a day when I would be able to receive the messages it contained. The video was actually produced and aired about 9 months ago, but I was drinking then, and I didn’t see … Continue reading Watch this….
I know that the tone of my last few posts has not been my normal, positive, self reflective, encouraging, faith based self. Last night I discovered why! I thought it was the life stresses and storm clouds building, that was bringing me down. I thought it was the disruption of my schedule that the end of school brings with it that was causing me distress. … Continue reading What a relief….
The crisis has passed. The clouds have lifted and I can see blue sky and feel a gentle breeze on my face as I walk in the sun. I weathered the storm life threw at me and I did not drown my fear in wine. I feel victorious, and exhausted. It took so much strength to deal with the daily stresses of the last few … Continue reading Lost and found…
I’m exhausted. I’ve had a really stressful day. Witnessed a scary car crash that almost collected me. Called 911, comforted the victim, and held it together until I eventually got home. Long afternoon followed by a busy evening with overnight house guests. Tried baking a muffin recipe I’ve made over a hundred times, but did not really pay attention and left the sugar out. Fortunately, … Continue reading That old feeling…
Over the holidays I was visiting with a family friend whom I seldom see. She has a busy husband and three active boys under the age of 12, life for her is in constant motion. I told her how wonderful she looked and how I admired her energy. I asked how she does it, and this was her reply: I learned a long time ago, … Continue reading Following instructions….
I confided in a friend the other day. She is a dear sweet young angel with a loving husband and great kids. I confided in her because, although I am as old as her mother, I can see myself in her. I confided in her because I know she looks to me for advice as someone whom she admires. I confided in her because I … Continue reading Seeing myself in her….