Thanksgiving Changes

As you may recall, my daughter started college a few months ago. That has led to changes and a new normal around here. She certainly left a big empty space in our home upon her departure, but God is graciously filling that void. Having the capacity to embrace change, even one so very close to one's heart is a choice - and I am choosing to accept, adapt and grow. I have been counting the days until Thanksgiving and then CHRISTmas so I can … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of My Girl

I am having a sad day. Not sad in a pathetic way…just deeply reflective. How did 18 years happen…just like that? Such joy, fun and vibrant life lived while sharing my days with my first-born.  I am so very grateful that God blessed me with her. I was told I would never have children, so that she and her younger brother were gifted to me is indeed an embraced blessing. As I contemplate her future I am filled with a sense of … [Read more...]