October 7, 2013 · 10:01 pm
I saw a most disturbing sight today while driving on a highway. A motorcyclist drove while standing up on the foot pedals of his motorcycle. Yes, I did say he drove his motorcycle standing up. I have never read any motorcycle driving manuals, but I am sure that would be a major no-no.
Wow, that guy is taking such a crazy risk! Is he trying to commit suicide? I thought. What if the car in front of him had to make a sudden stop? I saw this motorcyclist in the same area of highway that I had to come to a sudden halt about four years ago when I hit a deer. Continue reading →
Filed under A Broken Childhood, Child Abuse and Neglect, Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Writing and Author Stuff
Tagged as Caution, Death Of A Child, Disturbing sight, Don't regret your choices, Feeling Alone, God's Protection, Hindsight, Kids and risks, Motorcycles, No rules at home, Obvious risks, Parental Lethargy, Parental Neglect, Spirituality, subtle risks, Wall of defense
September 6, 2013 · 12:47 am
The month of September will forever be imbedded in my soul as a much different month than the rest of the months.
It is a month of grief and rejoicing all tied into one tight giant knot.
- Grief because God prompted me to visit my 27 year old son, Jonathan, the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the fourth week of September nearly two years ago, to deliver a book I ordered as a gift for him.
It was a great novel about police work. I knew he would love it because he loved to read and because he was a police officer. It was a sort of peace offering, as we had been at odds with each other for quite a while and I wanted it to stop, but didn’t seem to convey it the best or it wasn’t received or something. Always something got in the way. Anyone who has had an extremely unfriendly divorce and terrible relationship with their ex knows what kind of havoc that can bring on the relationship between a parents and their children. Continue reading →
Filed under Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child
Tagged as Accountability, Child, Death, Death Of A Child, Death of My Son, God, God's Prompting, Grief, Heartache, Heaven, Hindsight, Jesus, Life Lessons, Listening to God's Voice, Loss Of A Child, Spirituality, The Unexpected
August 20, 2013 · 12:03 am
“It all seems ultra-important at the moment—but later we realize much was done at the extent of cultivating deeper and more meaningful relationships with those we love most. Being held hostage by the tyranny of the urgent is not how we were meant to live.” Charles R. Swindoll.
I sure am.
The years I struggled as a single mom I was under an insurmountable amount of stress. It wasn’t just child support or family support that I lacked, I was also stuck with huge amounts of debt I didn’t create. I tried to make the best of things, but I was often overwhelmed, exhausted, and grumpy.
Unwittingly, I placed more importance on finding a home for my family than the treasured place my kids held in my heart. It wasn’t that I didn’t love them.
It was for them that I sacrificed! Continue reading →
Filed under Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Single Parent Struggles, Writing and Author Stuff
Tagged as Accountability, Encouragement, Heartache, Hindsight, Irony, Life Lessons, Sacrifice, Self-Reflection, Writing
April 12, 2013 · 5:21 pm
Forgotten Parents – A New Kind of Empty Nest
We wiped bottoms and washed faces,
And took our children to many places.
We cut countless meals into tiny bites,
We made it through untold, sleepless nights.
We survived those frightening, terrible twos,
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Tagged as Accountability, Empty Nest, Forgotten, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Heartache, Hindsight, Irony, Kids, Life Lessons, Poetry, Rejection, relationships, Sadness, Self-Reflection
April 7, 2013 · 11:16 pm
With wedding season up ahead I feel this needs to be said.
Ladies, if you feel that you shouldn’t be getting married to the man you will soon say “I do” to:
As I flew to Las Vegas that fateful day years ago, I knew in my heart that was not what I wanted to do. It was a very tiny wedding at one of Las Vegas’ quaint little chapels. The only people present were the preacher, his wife, two witnesses, my soon to be husband, and me. The struggle within me was so strong that I nervously giggled through the short walk to the altar and through most of the vows. Continue reading →
Filed under Everydayliving, Life with Chronic Pain
Tagged as Caution for Brides, Cold Feet, Faith, God, Heartache, Hindsight, I do, Life Lessons, Wedding, Wedding Day, Wedding Day Blues, Wedding Remorse, Wrong Choices, Wrong Groom
March 1, 2013 · 1:44 pm
As the year 2012 closed, so did another chapter of our lives. Many of us
made New Year’s resolutions. Now that we are in March, have they been
forgotten? Don’t feel too bad if you they have, most of us forget them
before January is gone. We set goals with every intention of accomplishing
them, but then sidetracked with everyday stuff, our goals get lost or we
leave projects halfway finished.
But you know, sometimes things work the other way. Our desire to finish a
project can backfire and become an obsession, taking over our lives. Here is
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