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
While some view life as a journey, others view it as a race. Either way, for most people, life seems to move steadily forward as our lives evolve. However, sometimes, events in our lives can make it feel as though we have been dragged right back to the starting line again. Divorce is one such event … Continue reading Reality Check: The Ex Games
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)
“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