Tag: loss

Who Am I, Anyway?

Sometimes I feel as if i dont even know who i am. am i the just the little girl who (unknowingly) grew up trying to push through the affects of sexual abuse? or am i the woman who was once a victim of oppressive narcissism, and who is still trying to learn how to be

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When Mother’s Day is bittersweet…

So this Sunday is Mother’s Day. for a lot of women, the idea of Mother’s Day stirs up sweet memories and big plans. for some, Mother’s Day is tinged with sadness over their mother not being alive anymore, or painful memories over the loss of a sweet child of their own. it’s been just over

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Wordless Wednesday ~ When You’re Waiting for the Sun to Shine

Sometimes it feels as though winter may never end. Here in the Mid-West, we’ve only had one snow storm worth mentioning, a week of 60-70 degree weather, and very.little.sunshine. I don’t do so well with all the gloom and lack of sunshine. It feels like the days are super short, and by 6:00pm I feel

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My Word for 2017

I’ve never really been a big fan of choosing a “word” for the new year, but this year is different. In 2016, through different conversations and circumstances, God revealed some areas of brokenness in my heart. not only did he graciously reveal these things to me, but he also gave me a name for the

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10 Things I Learned in 2016

 As 2016 has come to a close, I’ve been taking some time to look back on the year and reflect on all that’s happened and all that I’ve learned along the way. there were many things that came to mind, and other things that I couldn’t really put into words, but I did manage to

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Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year! Am I the only one who’s having a hard time believing that Christmas has come and gone and it’s now 2017? i had a wonderful Christmas with my family; however, I feel that it went by so fast that it seems like it was already a long time ago! now we’re starting

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The Real Deal

  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and have come to some eye opening conclusions. I’ve been blogging for about eight years now, and it’s something that I love. My first blog was basically a journal of my walk through Alzheimer’s with my dad, as well as my forty-pound weight loss. after having

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the person I used to be….

sometimes I miss the person I used to be. the person I was before the bottom dropped out of my world, leaving me broken and with scars that have never fully healed. I remember the woman very well…. cheerful and always smiling. laughing came as easy as taking my next breath, and I couldn’t be

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