When life gets hard, I just want to go inward. I want to build up a thick wall and hide. I don’t want to talk to people, I don’t want to grow relationships, I don’t want to give of myself or my time or my money. I don’t want to serve others, my husband or(…)
Joy: Poet, Seeker and the Woman who Captivated C.S. Lewis By, Abigail Santamaria I read a short review on this book in the World Magazine which made this book sound very interesting. Also I’ve heard the saying “Behind every great man there is an even greater woman.” With that thought in mind I’ve often wondered(…)
This is an old post… that never got posted. I wrote it when I was pregnant with Avi… it’s crazy to think that was about two years ago. When I found it this afternoon I was going to rewrite the whole thing and only keep the recipe. But I wrote it then, and it brought(…)
rare bird: a memoir of loss and love Anna whiston-Donaldson I feel like I’m on a dark book trend. Books that are sad. Emotional. But also hopeful. Spots of happiness. Sometimes… even redeeming. This and the next book review will be in the same genre. Since we had a week at camp I was(…)
We had an amazing opportunity to travel to White Sulpher Springs for family camp this past week. The week was better than we could have imagined! Top of the list for me was that there was no cooking, no snack making, no food prep what-so-ever!!!! I don’t think I’ve ever had a week out of(…)
I’m Too Young For This!: The Nautural Homone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause By, Susanne Summers I’m certainly too young for this! I actually just turned 36 about a month ago. I certainly don’t feel 36! In fact… I still think of myself as in my mid to late twenties! I’ve kinda passed that!!!
There has been much uncertainty in life before, will I get invited to the party, did my perm turn out too curly, will he propose, did Dad say yes, will we get the house, when will the baby be born, is the baby deaf, how will we get health insurance, can we pay the mortgage(…)
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination Elizabeth McCracken It’s a simple read. It’s a great read when you just need something to fill your mind without taking too much energy. It’s good when you are grieving. When you are lost, or missing someone.
In time you think the death grip that grief has on you starts to lesson. You think it starts to fade a little and back off. A little light starts to shine again. Little things start to bring some joy. Life starts to have a bit of light in the darkness. But just as you(…)
I feel like I have so much to say and yet not so much to say at the same time. It’s been a hard past few weeks as evidenced by my last post. Just a deep yearning for a new little one to join our family and yet that time hasn’t come. It seemed that(…)
I’ve been having a pitty party lately. It’s spring and there is new life everywhere. Last week four friends announced new pregnancies to me. I love these Mamas and I love these little ones just conceived. I’m sad for me. I want that to be me. But it’s not. There is an emptiness. I miss(…)
I’m not usually sentimental, or a deep thinker. I don’t listen to my heart and allow myself to think, feel and be. I tend to be one to push through, carry on, and use will power to make things happen. But that’s changing. I’m learning to slow down, let myself think and feel. I’m allowing(…)
Lately my posts have been deeper, more philosophical and not super joyful.. Time for a bit of a change. I’m certainly not always in that frame of mind,although it does seem to be more of a new norm for me!
From A Heart of Stone By, Rachel Godfrey This is a new type of book review! But one that I’m excited about! This is written by a dear friend of mine. We became friends soon after I graduated nursing schools and was a baby nurse! She took me under her wing and shared much knowledge(…)