Hi Friends! I’m back! If this is your first time reading my blog, you probably didn’t even know I was gone. But, if you’re one of my regular readers, you may be wondering where I’ve been the past three weeks. Instead of my blog posts there were only crickets — or cicadas this year. Why … More Why I Need To Join Procrastinators Anonymous
More Than Just a Piece of Furniture The little wooden rocking chair sits in the corner of the landing at the top of the stairs. It is waiting — waiting for some tiny child to come along and resurrect its purpose. The chair is almost as old as me. You could probably call it … More One Good Way I’m Preparing For The Next Empty Nest Phase
We just marked another anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, September 11, 2001. It’s hard to believe it has almost been twenty years. I suppose, most of us who were adults on that fateful day will remember every September the 11th until we reach the end of our lives. September 11, 2001 We … More Being A Good Mom In Times Of Crisis
A Typical Afternoon Interrupted There I was, minding my own business, running some errands when they hit me like a barrage of pellets from my son’s old air-soft gun. One after the other. They turned my ordinary afternoon into an emotional tidal wave. What were they? Memories. A Trip Down Memory Lane As I was … More When Fond Memories Rise To The Surface
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
I’ve been thinking about circles this month. No, not the geometric ones but, rather, circles of people. And, not just any people but circles of friends. A Circle of Friends I recently spent the morning with some friends playing cards and catching up on life. Three of the five of us have children getting married … More Life is Better With a Circle of Friends
Do you remember playing hide and seek as a child? A verse in the Bible sent me back to my childhood with a reassuring message about seeking God. … More What Does A Child’s Game Have To Do With God?
Coming off the recent political elections I find myself craving a little kindness. I remember a lesson I learned over twenty years ago, long before I was an empty-nester, that still resonates with me today. Read more to find out what the lesson was. … More One Thing We Can Do To Make The World Better
Do you ever see something or someone and feel yourself transported back in time? I experienced that feeling recently at an airport when I saw a tiny traveler with her mother. Read about it here. … More How One Tiny Traveler Immediately Tugged At My Heart
When you live in an empty nest, the smallest thing can make you think of your grown children. Sometimes it’s a song you hear or you run may into one of their old friends. This time it was the back-to-school supplies. Sigh. I never thought I would miss back-to-school shopping. … More Back To School In The Empty Nest