Category Archives: empty nest

Reflections of an Old Person

I am unfortunate enough to live in a place that was built in the 1980’s and has had little to no renovations done to it. For me, that means one entire wall of the dining room is mirrored. It also … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Children, death, depression, empty nest, faith, famiy, love, marriage, Parenting | Leave a comment

Just a Mom

A little over 27 years ago, I gave birth to a 7lb. 10oz. baby boy. I was a young bride and a young new mommy. My husband and I loved that little boy so much. Over the course of the … Continue reading

Posted in Children, empty nest, famiy, Parenting | 3 Comments

On Motherhood

Being a mom isn’t like anything I thought it would be. When, as a young girl, I dreamed of motherhood, I pictured a smiling mommy, tirelessly playing with her children, reading to them, teaching them, patiently answering their questions, and … Continue reading

Posted in Children, empty nest, famiy, love, Parenting | 3 Comments

(Un)Celebration

This morning, after a night where sleep was interrupted by potentially serious pain, I was awakened earlier than I wanted to be by a text message. Any parent, whether your kids are teens and still live at home or they … Continue reading

Posted in Children, death, depression, empty nest, famiy, Grandma, Grandson, loneliness, marriage, MS, Parenting | Leave a comment

Fire and Smoke

Living creatures have five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. As humans, we are especially aware of our senses when we are not able to access one of them. I’ve been awakened in the dark of night and felt … Continue reading

Posted in Change, depression, empty nest, loneliness, marriage, MS, winter | Leave a comment

Do What You Want To

I had a CD on this morning before leaving for work. Many of the songs on this CD are ones our church sings during worship. Although I don’t regularly attend church right now, the songs were as fresh in my … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Children, depression, empty nest, famiy, Grandson, loneliness, MS, Parenting, trust | Leave a comment

Tears in a Bottle

Every morning after my husband leaves for work, I cry. Every. Single. Morning. Even on mornings when I am heading out the door for work at the same time as him, I cry. There are tears that fall on the … Continue reading

Posted in Change, death, depression, empty nest, famiy, Grandma, Grandson, loneliness, MS, trust | Leave a comment

Sayonara, 2016

Today is the last day of 2016. Frankly, I am quite glad that it is nearly over. It has been a very long time since I can remember having a year as bad as this past one. It seems each … Continue reading

Posted in Change, CHURCH, death, depression, empty nest, Facebook, famiy, Grandma, Grandson, loneliness, MS | Leave a comment

Loving Too Much

I think I love too deep. Too much. Too hard. If I honestly look at my heart, I realize that I never “kind of” love someone or something. There are very few things in this world that I can take … Continue reading

Posted in Children, death, depression, empty nest, Grandma, Grandson, loneliness, moving, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Careful With Wishes?

I recently received an e-mail from someone who felt the need to give me some unsolicited advice. The gist of the message was that I needed to be careful with the wishes I make and the words I say. The … Continue reading

Posted in Children, death, depression, empty nest, Grandma, Grandson, loneliness | 2 Comments