Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Children of Divorce

I'm working on my laptop with the TV on ... I'm trying to find research about parents and kids (values, needs, expectations) for a project at work ... and the program on right now is talking about kids caught in divorce. It makes me so sad. It's not just on behalf of all kids of divorce. My emotions ride high toward my own children when I see the gap between what I desire for my kids and what I see. There are things I can't fix. It's like Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall and not being able to put back together again. Life has to be redefined. The road is different and unfamiliar. There are some successes, there are some failures, and there is love underneath everything that isn't always expressed as it should be. And I find myself having to try and be strong - when I probably need to be vulnerable (as well as vice versa).

I am a child of divorce.
My children are children of divorce.
And none of us had parents that expected to forge that path.
We all had dreams that didn't come together as we expected.
But as long as there is hope, I believe new dreams can be born.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wildflower Walk

It was a beautiful morning ... and we spent most of it by a river on a wildflower walk with a guide from the Nature Center. Afterwards, we sat down by the water while the orchestra (Philadelphia Philharmonic) rehearsed for the concert that evening in the amphitheater. Talk about WONDERFUL!

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Birthday Adventure ...

Within 8 hours, I've already put most of my birthday blessings to use ... I can walk in the river (thanks, Mom and Byrne) and carry a non-plastic drink container (thanks, Mom and Byrne) while hiking with new trekking poles (thanks, me - LOL) and enjoying the amazing Colorado landscape (thanks, sweetie).
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Sunday, July 05, 2009

How slow do you want the fire to burn?

  Just a little over a year ago, I had an urge to set up my special writing place. One person I wanted to tell was my aunt because I had bee...