About Me

So, here we are…

Seasons of life…

I’m officially in the ’empty-nester’ season of life. My son, my youngest, has just graduated from college. He’s been away from home for years, but I knew he’d always come back during breaks and call when he needed money. But now, he’s off to start a life and things are…different. Not all bad different, I’ll admit. But I found myself more than a little melancholy as I packed up all the Christmas decorations this week after he pulled out of the driveway to begin his journey.

My oldest, my daughter, marches to the beat of her own drum. She, with her (maybe) 5 foot, 100 pound self. I often wonder what my life would’ve looked like if I were more like her. She’s fearless. She stands up for herself. She doesn’t concede on things that are important to her. She’s been on her own with a successful career for years. She married a guy whom she adores and he is crazy about her. {{{sigh}}}

Oh, how I love them both! So very different, but each so awesome in their own way. I couldn’t be more proud.

It’s been quite a road to ‘here.’

Growing up in my spiritually sound, loving family, I had a vision of how my life would go. All I ever wanted was to have a family like I had been raised in. I would fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, be a teacher so I could be off with them in the summers, live happily ever after… Oh, bliss!

Boy, was I way off!

For some time, everything was going according to my plan. I was married, working at a school and had my two beautiful babes. However, the day came that my husband of 21 years announced that he didn’t love me anymore.

It was a slow-motion implosion. My self-esteem hit rock bottom. Not that I had much esteem for myself in the first place. There had been some difficult years. We had navigated losing a baby son in the 2nd trimester, financial ups and downs, losing both of his parents. But in the end… he walked away from us.

I’ll end this chapter of ‘about me’ right there. But I have so much to tell of the faithfulness of God…He has never failed me.

Soon.

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