As I was trawling the internet, I recently came across this quote by John A. Shedd and it’s words struck me. Sometimes I feel this sense of relief wash over me. Relief to have made it through the initial whirlwind of learning of my husband’s affair and his sudden departure from our marriage. It was … Continue reading Inspiration Station: Quote of The Week
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
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the plans that God has in store for my life. So much of what I had built my life upon has disappeared and I have been left feeling like I am very much back at the starting line in life. I thought my plan was cut and … Continue reading Valley Walking: Still Good To Me
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?
“Dorothy now took Toto up solemnly in her arms, and having said one last good-bye she clapped the heels of her shoes together three times, saying... ." A story should follow a pattern, right? A beginning, a middle and an end. So what happens when a story is abruptly cut short before we reach the … Continue reading Valley Walking: Sudden Endings.
Even though my husband went to work very early, I would make him promise to kiss me each day before he left, even if I was still fast asleep. He once told me that he often felt bad waking me but I would insist he did because it made me so sad, the thought of … Continue reading 2018: The Gifts I Wouldn’t Give Back
I felt my anxiety crank up a notch back in the first week of November. My sister and I sat in Starbucks, chatting and sipping on our coffees when suddenly my ears picked up and caught the opening notes of ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ as it started to waft through the busy café. Oh no, … Continue reading Strange New World: Deck The Halls
A few weeks ago, as I drifted about my kitchen making myself a quick bite to eat and preparing to chill out on my sofa for a lazy night in, I just so happened to glance over towards a particular spot on my kitchen floor. Within an instant I felt the atmosphere change around me … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Ache Of Abandonment