Sunday, October 13, 2019

Back to Writing?

It is has really been a long time since I have stopped to write anything of any substance but the words have been taunting me lately, mostly in spurts in the car or when I am tied up with something and later I am too tired to capture them.

It has been a such a season of change (it seems it always is.)  My baby boy is experiencing his last year of high school with college in the cross hairs for next year.  I have almost melted down over this more than once; not because I don't want him to grow and go and experience all he was meant to but because I am selfish and fear life truly "alone."  I think about what it will be like to live without anyone coming home...just me and the dogs.  Yes, I know there are people who do it all the time and for years and years...but, honestly, I can't say I am looking forward to it.

Also, my current living situation is in flux as decisions about selling the house are in the air and although I try not to worry...worry comes.  If it were just me, it wouldn't be a bit deal; but it isn't just is my son and our two fur-babies. Oh, and I am one of those people who doesn't like not knowing the plan.  I like plans.

On top of that, there are a couple of other area that I am  uncertain about and so my anxiety has been  having a fun time lately.  That is frustrating as I have been without the anxiety for quite a while until just lately and it has returned.  Maybe it is just part of who I am and I need to relax about not being able to relax?

Ultimately, over the last week or so I have realized that the last 6 years of stress and change have finally caught up with me and I am tired.  I am tired of things being hard. I just think it has been too long holding up all the loose ends.  I am also tired of people saying, "Wow, you have it so together!" when they never stop to get to know that I don't and that sometimes I need help too.  It is like you get criticized if you don't have it together so you smile and make sure it looks all together while inside you are criticizing yourself.  Crazy, huh?

I long for normal (what ever that is???) I long for loneliness to go away. I long for my family.  I long for something more and something less....peace and security mostly.


  1. Sending you happy thoughts and best wishes about your home selling. Stress can certainly take it's toll on anyone. I've been taking care of my Mom during her illness and some days it can get overwhelming but I know if I rest and take some time out I can get through it. Hope you take some time out and care for yourself!

  2. Praying so fervently for God to heal your longings!!! I sooo understand: my fam is in a longing season, as well. My husband lost his job earlier this year - *right after* we put a ton of money into building a new house. He STILL hasn't gotten a new job (he has something to hold us over for now that is only literally HALF his normal pay) so we obviously lost the house. Heartbroken. I've gone from teaching a couple fitness classes just for fun to teaching as many as I can each week to help out financially. We are longing for restoration. Longing for God to bring my husband the perfect job at the perfect time and the perfect house, even if it's not the one we originally built this year. I can't talk about all this on my blog, b/c some of my husband's family members read it and they are horribly judgy; but yeah. It's been a year. I sooo understand the longing!


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