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Granpa’s Legacy of Prayer by Ridge Haven Homestead

The following is a link to a post that my dear friend, Laurie, posted about her dad who is in the last stages of Lewy Body Dementia. Have kleenexes nearby and be prepared for a beautiful picture of what matters most in this life.

Dating After Divorce-What I’ve Learned

It was two months after my divorce. I was sitting at the dining room table staring at the phone after submitting a dating profile. It was hard, being all alone. I was feeling the heavy weight of responsibility as a single mom and I longed for friendship and support. But what had I just done?Continue reading “Dating After Divorce-What I’ve Learned”

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“What Should I Do?”

“What should I do?” I asked Suki, our tortoiseshell cat. Her expressionless eyes gazed back at me-unblinking, uninspiring. I scratched the back of her head, then plopped myself back into the overstuffed, faux-suede recliner and proceeded to write this post. An hour before I posed my question to Suki, I had randomly googled best websiteContinue reading ““What Should I Do?””

Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest

Last night, I sat by the cheery bonfire I had made, reminiscing about bonfires with family and friends in the past. With my adult and almost-adult aged children running here and there to work or some event, I’m finding myself alone more and more. It was my first time building a bonfire and enjoying itContinue reading “Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest”

Eating Healthy as a Single Parent

One challenge of being a single parent is having the time, money and energy to create healthy meals. After a tiresome day at wotk, the thought of standing on my feet for another half-hour or so just simply isn’t appealing at all. Until I think about my health. When my children were young, most ofContinue reading “Eating Healthy as a Single Parent”

Showing the Whole Picture

A couple of weeks ago or so, I wrote a post about how hard it is to let our vulnerabilities show to those around us. A fellow blogger, https://davidsdailydose.org/2022/09/10/showing-the-whole-picture/, shared how this post resonated with him and he took the thoughts I had shared and added his own experience. But I won’t say too muchContinue reading “Showing the Whole Picture”

A Part of the Picture

I took some time to relax by the water yesterday. There was quite a pretty spot with the sun shining through the foliage, casting a play of shadows and light on the rocks and water. For you, a fellow blogger looking in from the outside, it would be easy to assume that all around meContinue reading “A Part of the Picture”

That Annoying, Berating Voice-A Personal Testimony on Turning it Off

Today, a group of us were asked to write a personal proverb. We had five minutes to jot it down. I sat there, thinking. Maybe I should write this? No, that’s not particulatly profound. Maybe I should write a proverb about this, but how to word it in a meaningful way? I continued thinking, theContinue reading “That Annoying, Berating Voice-A Personal Testimony on Turning it Off”

Journaling to Healing

I reached the 100,000 word count mark in my Word document journal yesterday. A full-length book. I started the journaling process shortly before the divorce and have kept it up for almost four years now. It’s messy with lots of stream of consciousness writing. It’s real. It’s raw. But it was, and still is, theContinue reading “Journaling to Healing”

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Before I launch into my post for today, I want to say – “Thank you!”. I appreciate every single one of you guys out there who have decided to follow my blog and taken the time to comment on or like a post. It’s been a challenge, keeping up with weekly posts with everything elseContinue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons…”