Hello friends and followers….
I can’t believe its been more than a year since I have blogged about my single mom life. Life kind of crowded out all my good blogging intentions.
About 18 months ago, I took on a second job which came with a very busy single-dad boss with two kids. This found me and my kids caught up in an extended family that took all my time. I felt spiritually called to help this high energy, spread thin, single parent while he acclimated to his single dad life. We became good friends.
Before 2012 was out, I had decided it was time to make some serious changes to my life. One of these changes included finally selling my huge house and finding a house more suitable for me and my little family. It was like finally acknowledging and releasing myself from promises that I had made and could no longer satisfy. I held on to this house for the sake of the kids, like I would hold onto their baby shoes and their yearbooks. I desperately wanted them to feel anchored and secure and like they had a true place in this world. That they had a place to land when divorce and the rest of the world threw everything off balance. Maybe it was more about me than them, but still, I held on. And then one day, I decided it was time to let go.
The year 2013 was about transitions. Selling a beloved home, buying a smaller house, having to cull our possessions down and make decisions about what to move forward without.
My kids both transitioned to new schools as my daughter went from middle school to high school and my son from elementary to middle school. New house, new schools, new neighborhood, new routines.
More than just location changes, I have experienced so much churn in my personal life this past year with the departure of important people in my life. A long-time friendship ending suddenly, a new romance ending suddenly, a new friendship that started strong and then couldn’t be saved.
So, I have thrown myself into making my new home a place my kids will be happy to come home to and where I can invite new friends. I can only assume that while I cleaned up my finances and my possession in preparation for this new life I wanted, God was cleaning my spiritual house and removing people from my life that may have been a distraction to his ultimate plan.
All along I have thought about this blog. I have thought about what I would write as I took Before and After pictures of the projects I have been working on. I have built more, painted more, took on more challenging projects and wish I had been blogging and sharing this all with you.
But, it’s not too late. I have been taking those pictures and I have so much to share. If your game……