Jeff and I got away for a quick overnight trip up to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This was our only trip this summer. It was like a dream. I am looking forward to our next trip during fall break.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Leaving your child at university is a hard enough adjustment to make on top of this stressed relationship. I feel as if I have failed at times and then I receive encouragement from others around me who know the details. I am thankful for these precious ones the Lord has sent as a healing balm to me.
So far my son is making good on his promise not to talk to me. Thankfully he will talk to his father and grandparents. I am alone in my exile! (No, not alone.) I would so love to hear how things are going and how he is adjusting to having a roommate. I have sent him a care package filled with things he likes hoping he will be comforted far from his family who loves him. (Isn't Pinterest just filled with fun ideas for care packages?)
This season of a mother's heart is a complex time for me. Yet I know that I am going to be OK. I am reminded that I am blessed to have two Christ loving children at home. I am grieving the loss of my firstborn, but I am not without hope as long as there is today, there is hope for his salvation.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
When we were looking for a house to rent for the next year, we decided amenities were key. This house has turned out to be situated in the perfect spot for our family. Just across the street sits a beautiful little city park that boasts a giant sledding hill, corn hole, porch swing, shelter house, playground, firepit and a connection to a multi-use path. Did I mention that it also has a Little Free Library? Well, it does! I have already donated a book. The sledding hill is quite steep and so fun to climb to the top. Up there one can see for miles. There is also a table with a chess/checkerboard. We are planning to use this park for our required PE minutes. Who knows? Perhaps we will find a house to buy in this neighborhood next year. We won't go far, that is for certain.