Once our house sold we paid off most of our debt - credit cards, our car and medical bills. I felt excited… but also kind of let down. I kept waiting for some kind of elated feeling to come, some type of internal satisfaction or peace or joy from freedom from our debt. And it didn’t.Read More
If you like your ducks in a row, then let’s just say that I like mine in a row, in matching outfits, doing a synchronized dance. This “up in the air” business is the exact opposite of what I would choose or what I prefer.Read More
Mother’s Day 2007 I saw two pink lines on a pregnancy test for the first time. It was a mixture of excitement, shock and fear - our attempts at starting a family had been met with quick results, and I had never quite felt the mixture of trepidation and bliss that flooded over me in waves of excitement and questions of “what did we just do??!!”. I sat in a church pew that day smiling and overcome with gratitude that I had a miraculous secret growing inside of me. When other women stood to be honored for Mother’s Day I wondered what it would be like the next year when I stood there with them. How would I announce it to friends and family? What would our baby look like - would it be a boy or a girl??
For as long as I can remember, I have been an anxious person. It’s something that I thought I was coping with well, until I began to see my patterns repeating themselves in my kids. I’ve found a number of things that help me and wanted to share in case you (or someone you love) struggle with the same thing!Read More