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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

28 October 2014

Seasons of Life - Stretching, Learning & Growing

I'm in the season of my life when I get to accompany a parent to health care visits. And, yesterday was one of those days. However, said "parent" is in a season of life where she does not want to listen to a thing I say - ha ha! The day was a little challenging... in that way. However, I would not have missed the time with my loved one. 

We laughed, talked, and reminisced. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at an old mom & pops restaurant located in a 100+ year old building which was former a bank. We strolled through a small shop along the main street of that town & talked about fashion trends these days. I shared pics on my phone of our son's recent engagement at the State Park where we'd taken her & Dad on his last Christmas. We looked at pics of my g'daughter -- HER GREAT g'daughter -- and the adventures of hiking, playing & meeting Peg + Cat and Bob the Builder at a recent costume party.

Some days life seems so long -- especially when we're focusing on the tough parts of life. Other days life seems to speed by at warp speed -- like a sci-fi movie. Life has many seasons. Few of us are in the same season as those around us. Those differences can be challenging. Life is about stretching, learning & growing... but most of all life is about LOVING. 
"Do not withhold good... when it’s in your power to help..." Proverbs 3:27
Yesterday I embraced the opportunity to LOVE. And, it felt good.

Linked with the Nesting Place community through the write31days challenge, October 2014 - post No 28. 


  1. So true! Sometimes we get so caught up in the moment we miss the big picture. We are waiting for life to be just how we want it before we enjoy it, and we just let it slip by.

    1. We don't seem to get it sometimes, do we :) Thanks for stopping by Melissa!

  2. Thank you for sharing! I loved that last line - that you "embraced the opportunity to LOVE. And it felt good." Doesn't it ever feel good?!

    1. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment :) It did feel good :)