The Empty Nest

The Empty Nest

Our nest emptied. Our children went to college, were getting married and making their way in the world. I thought my job was over. It was an empty feeling. I truly enjoyed my children’s growing up years. I loved being a mom. I had taken a journey with my children as...
Mommy’s In Timeout

Mommy’s In Timeout

I had dreamed of being a mother. Could not wait to hear someone call me Mom. Then came the day that I thought the term had been overused. “Mom!” “Mom?” “Moooom!” “Mommy?” I didn’t care how they said it I just didn’t want to hear that word any more.Furthermore, it...
When the Mom Becomes the Child

When the Mom Becomes the Child

There were times when raising my children, I felt more like the child than the parent. I sometimes felt helpless, bewildered, unprepared, frustrated and wondering if I was doing the right things. But I always felt hopeful. There was joy in watching my sons grow,...