Belong has a space all its own in the real-estate of our hearts, one that is often sanded down with the grit of experiences of wanting to fit in, to be accepted as we are. What if we learn to bless others rather than seek to belong?
On the way home from Freshman Orientation, our conversation bounced from roommates and dorm rooms to searching questions about majors and “what do I want to do with my life” thoughts. The excitement deflated as worry threatened to overshadow joy.
I must confess that I struggle with the Ornery Moving Hormone (OMH). You see, the sight of cardboard boxes on the curb, moving vans in driveways often makes me feel just a little nauseous. Dealing with change and transition is never easy.
This week’s focus is on moving and transitions. Each year, I try to hit this topic as so many of the awesome readers of Ginger’s Corner are military folks. Military or not, sometimes we have to move, whether it is new schools, new addresses, new jobs, or new seasons in…
After all of this…our nest is empty.Tom and I are empty nesters! That’s what they call us. It’s been 23 years. We’ve raised our 3, helped with my two nephews, countless animals, and a variety of children’s friends.
It’s been a wild, loud, dysfunctional, chaotic and glorious ride filled with transition! For us, it’s not a time to focus on what we have lost, but what we are re-discovering! It’s our time to be proud of our children, watching them grow, using skills and tools that we have helped them develop over their life, while we focus on the start to a new phase of a full life. It’s exciting!
We have all been in situations in which things do not look like they are adding up to an answer we are going to like. For instance, when your child discovers a personality conflict with a teacher at the beginning of the year, one plus one does not look like…