Wendy Speake is an actress who writes, Kelli Stuart a writer who sings, and both of them are passionate about encouraging moms to use their creative gifts for the glory of God! For the past five years they have co-hosted a retreat for creative moms, and dreamed of one-day bottling that sweet time of fellowship […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I’ll share more about why in a future post. If you’re a new subscriber and found me through one of my many recipes, just know that I do post lots of recipes and will continue to but I also love to blog about faith and family and the […]
The invitation arrives when you least expect it, folded neatly like fresh towels still warm from the dryer and it wraps, unexpectedly, around your heart. The invitation reads something like this: Dear Mom: You are cordially invited to a party. An After Party. Your children are growing up. They’re heading out of the nest soon and all […]
I just turned sixty. I can’t even believe I said that out loud! I mean, come on, sixty??? How on earth did that happen??
Honestly, in the months preceding my birthday, I tried to avoid even thinking about it. But my husband, God love him, would occasionally remind me with a little glint in his eye that at fifty-nine I was actually in my sixtieth year. Cute. Not. He’s sixty-two so he can get away with it 🙂
I don’t know why it bothered me so much. Turning forty was a big milestone and I think the realization hit home that I was nothing resembling a young person anymore. Turning fifty wasn’t so bad. I just slid right into that decade and didn’t think too much about it but sixty. Whoa….
I picked up the phone and she was in tears. Not just tears but sobbing, choking, snot-running-down-your-face kind of tears making it nearly impossible for her to talk. I gave her some time to calm down enough to be coherant and here’s what she choked out:
“I just feel like I’ve lost my way.”
She went on to list all the areas in her life causing her stress, convinced she was an utter failure in mothering, life, marriage, everything. So she called me wanting know how to get her life back on track…