First I must apologize for allowing a little too much time to lapse between blog posts. These last two weeks have been a whirl wind of emotions for me and my family and I felt that I needed a bit of time to get perspective on the situation. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever felt like there was a time in your life where so many things were happening at the same time that you needed take a step back and catch your breath? That’s just about where I am right now.
Two weeks ago my mother told me that she was leaving my father after close to 35 years of marriage and moving to California. She left yesterday, and as you could imagine, we were all a little shaken up. The dust is just beginning to settle, and out of the ashes new things are coming into the light. Mother’s Day was last Sunday. It was a hard day and I was beginning to become overwhelmed with emotion, but then I looked over and saw my sister snuggled up on the couch with my son. I instantly felt a warming in my heart. What you may not know, is that I have been acting as my sister’s guardian for most of our lives. My husband, son, and I had taken a road trip the day before and picked her up from college and brought her home. The sadness I was feeling over the loss of my mom was replaced by the love I felt for them. I was so thankful to have both my kids home and to be able to spend the day with them. For me, that is what Mother’s Day is all about.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and whether it be good or bad, change is inevitable. When it comes to our family, I am finding that I have many things to be thankful for. It is not perfect, and right now it may feel like a link in the chain is missing, but I can feel the bonds that hold us together getting stronger. In our family, the men outnumber the women. To me this is a blessing because of the type of men they are. My son has great role models, and he has a special relationship with each of them. I am thankful that they are part of our lives, and that they are helping shape my son into the man he is supposed to be.
Now that I have picked myself up, dusted myself off, and put on my big girl panties, I hope to be talking to you again soon. A little more light hearted next time I hope. It’s wet outside here, so my son and I are about to put our boots and rain coats on and go puddle jumping. It’s bound to bring us a laugh or two! I wish you a wonderful, splish-splashy day! Talk to you soon!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!