There were two sandcastles. I watched my oldest and middle child build them together. Shortly after building, they were both knocked down. My son, who is only 4, ran out there and without hesitation said "oh no, I've got to fix sissy's castle so she isn't sad!" He didn't care that his was destroyed even … Continue reading Two Sandcastles
I feel myself entering into a new phase of life. Much like the seasons, a change is coming. Mentally, physically, spiritually. I owe it to myself. I'm ready.
I used to welcome the month of August! Why? Because even though Summer isn't my cup of tea, I LOVE my birthday. I love getting older. Each birthday represents another year I've been given. But now, August represents two anniversaries of the hardest times in my life. The 23rd is the death date of my … Continue reading August Brings Me Grief
We all put on a front. You never know what's behind the eyes. Some days I'm so tired. Not physically, but mentally. I'm the kind of person that feels everything SO deeply. I don't just think regular thoughts or have regular, surface emotions. It all runs deep, like a river. Every thought, every feeling, every … Continue reading Feelings
For anyone that struggles with anxiety, please take a minute to read I've struggled with anxiety most of my life! I've tried several prescription medications but they made me so sleepy I could barely function. I got to the place where I figured anxiety and panic attacks would just be part of my life 😒Well … Continue reading If you struggle with anxiety, please read.
We all have them. Some are known, some are silent and kept hidden from the world. Our own personal battles, demons, if you will. The mind is a battlefield. Believe me, I KNOW. I fight things inside that not even my dearest friends and family know about. Things solely between me and God. I read … Continue reading Battles
I'm tired. This anxiety has kicked my butt today. The overwhelming, racing thoughts, mostly of things that'll never even happen. The worry of dying every time I feel my heart skip or flutter. I procrastinate and lose all time management ability. So much to do, ZERO desire to do it. I try to stop, take … Continue reading Tired
From the very beginning, well, as far back as I can remember, I've been a giver, a care taker, a nurturer. I've cared for and mothered my whole life. I have had animals since I was 3, I had siblings younger and older which I "tried" to mother, and now I have three children of … Continue reading The Giver
If you've read my previous posts, you know that I've struggled with anxiety since childhood. Having personal fears and anxiety is bad enough, but add kids to the mix and it's intensely amplified!! Now I worry about my three children. Not just a regular motherly worry, but something much worse. I mostly worry about things … Continue reading Parenting with anxiety
I used to say I hated Summer and couldn't wait until it was over! But now I'm learning to see the beauty it has to offer. It's the same with life. Every stage and season has it's own uniqueness that makes it beautiful. Sometimes we have to look a little harder to find it, but … Continue reading Beauty in the Seasons