Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jumping Back Into Life With Both Feet

As I find myself in a new season of life, I find that I'm having a hard time finding my footing. Twenty-four years of homeschooling is suddenly behind me and an empty nest looms before me as our youngest son...our baby...has, somehow, when I wasn't looking, grown from boy into man. He has met a very sweet girl and is planning on marrying within a year.

While I'm happy for them, I must admit that I'm feeling quite sad for myself. A myriad of crazy thoughts assail my mind, as fears invade my space and make me half crazy at times. Am I alone in these feelings? I can't help but wonder. Do other moms go through this as their babies grow into adulthood and they face the empty-nest-syndrome?

Either way...little by little...the battle with self becomes less and less and I am adjusting. If I can just keep breathing I know I'll be okay. Breathe! Breathe! Breathe!

Regardless! No matter what! I'm realizing that I have choices to make. I can CHOOSE to be sad and discontent, or I can CHOOSE to jump back into life with both feet! 

While I'm sure that there will be times of setback, at this moment I deliberately and purposefully CHOOSE to jump back into life with both feet and embrace this new season that the Lord has laid before me in all of its glory! As of now I will try my very best to find the beauty in each new day and use it to the glory of God as I move forward into whatever is next!

Thank You, Lord, for always being there for me...for always giving me just enough light for the step I'm on!

God bless all here!


  1. Thank you, Laura Lane! A big hug right back at you! Did you get my e-mail? Actually, I've sent you two of them. TTYL!


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