We have all heard of the old saying, ignorance is bliss. Sometimes reality can be so painful to face, that we can prefer to block it out. I was guilty of doing this, until one day, I realised I couldn't any longer. In my marriage there had been no mention of any discontent, there had … Continue reading Reality Check: Confronting The Reality
My heart aches reading the letters and cards that my husband sent to me throughout our marriage. Valentines cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards, all confessing the feelings he had for me. But, I have come to find that I feel a very different kind of pain, one far deeper, when I read the cards and … Continue reading Valley Walking: Missing The Way We Loved Them
I wonder if you are as excited as I am about the new "Frozen 2" trailer that's been released. As I watched the trailer for the long anticipated sequel, I was struck by the powerful imagery within it. In the trailer we are plunged into a dramatic scene where Elsa (our leading lady) is boldly … Continue reading Valley Walking: Overcoming The Waves
A few months ago, I experienced, for the first time, my first birthday without my husband. It was very strange. If I’m being totally honest, it broke my heart, not waking up to his smile, not getting his card or being wished happy birthday by him. It felt totally alien. My family did all they could … Continue reading Strange New World: Their Birthday
Do you ever feel that you are in a battle? Or, that you are lost in the wilderness? Do you ever feel as though each time you try to get up and find your feet, life has a way of knocking you down again? Throughout this past year I have experienced all of those feelings. There … Continue reading Inspiration Station: Song Of The Week
This week I wanted to talk about a song that is very special to me. First though, I wanted to explain a bit about why I chose my blog author name and how it links to this week's inspiration station choice. I blog under the name, valleygirlwalking. Now, I've had a few lovely people email … Continue reading Inspiration Station: Song Of The Week (and why I’m called valleygirlwalking)
I once read a quote that said; "Grief is just love with no place to go." For some reason, since reading this quote, I find that its words often crawl over my mind when I open my eyes in the morning and when I close them at night. I think that perhaps, on some simple … Continue reading Strange New World: Where Do I Put All Of This Love?