Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So Many Things Happening

My visit with TP was so wonderful. Lots of talking, laughing, hugging, crying. It felt so good to be in her presence again. She has a lot of tough decisions to make in the next week or so, so please pray that she follows God's will for her life and that she finds the strength and courage to do the right thing.

It's hard to believe she is 21! We don't know anything about her birthmom as of yet - but the info should be forthcoming soon. I probably won't discuss much in terms of information, as this as it is a private matter for TP, but I will let you know my thoughts and feelings. I am at peace with TP's choice to find out more information, and I know that I will always be her "momma", no matter what.

DQ is planning a huge (belated) birthday party this weekend. It should be so much fun having a bunch of teenagers dancing to "techno" music. It's called a "rave" party - and I'm assuming I'll find out what it's all about when it's happening! After this big event, we will begin planning for graduation.

My business is expanding, and my husband still has his job - so I am grateful for being able to keep a steady income coming in. No bonuses or raises this year - but I am NOT complaining!

I keep all of you in my prayers. Someday, I will return to regular blogging - but my life is so full right now, so I've had to focus on other things.

I am so glad it is finally spring!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Somewhere Out There

To my darling daughter, Sara -

On your 21st birthday, I know you're out there somewhere. Wish we were together on this special day, but I know we're connected by our love for each other. I miss you, babe. Can't wait till you're back home again. Love always, Momma

Sunday, March 08, 2009

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Partners in Prayer for our Prodigals: First Friday Debut#links

Partners in Prayer for our Prodigals: First Friday Debut#links

Every "First Friday" of the month, I will be guest blogging at my friend's blog. Diane Viere has been a blogging buddy of mine for years, and has joined with Allison Bottke to form a business named "Setting Boundaries" based on Allison's popular book "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents."

Please follow the link and read my column and leave a comment! I am excited and honored to be a guest blogger for Diane, and to help spread the word about restoring SANITY to hurting parents and families!

Sunday, March 01, 2009


DQ had a great birthday - thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes. We are going out this evening for a belated birthday dinner. Prior to that, we are going shopping because she "doesn't have a thing to wear" for her Senior Trip to Chicago this week! Yeah, right. :-)

So, I'll be without kids in the house from Wednesday through Friday. I have a to-do list to tackle which includes just taking some time for myself. I do have three little Bichons to take care of, so I won't be totally alone!

We went to the Celtic Woman concert on Friday evening. I was mesmerized. It was over two hours long, and I could have sat for another two hours listening to them.

The new Christian Women Online e-zine is out for March. Please visit this great publication, and feel free to leave a comment for my monthly article entitled "Hope." The website address is http://www.christianwomenonline.net . Darlene - you do such a fantastic job. Thank you for letting me be part of your team!

It's now been three months since TP moved away. Her 21st birthday is in 19 days. Who knows what this month will bring. All I know is that I miss her, I love her, and I pray that she returns to us and her faith. I hear from her once or twice a week, but the conversations aren't like the ones we used to have - there is no longer the emotional closeness. My heart still has a hole in it, my arms still ache for her embrace. All I can do is pray. . .

Hope all is well with all of you. God bless!