Single Parent Faith

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Poop Happens— And Then We Find the Beauty



"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." 
Mary Pickford

My first serious relationship after my divorce, I fell in love with someone who decided to leave the state, er….run away from his life (okay this is my editorial comment). In the process of mourning the end of that relationship, I went through a difficult period, as one would imagine. The mourning of a relationship’s end is never easy, unless you have no feelings for the person.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just Breathe


Leaving work late tonight (around 7:30 pm), I called my teen daughter to let her know. The huff and tone in her voice told me she was displeased that I left later than I initially planned.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Trial of the Century— What we Can Do

When I was young I had a cat that gave birth to a litter of eight kittens. I remember removing one of her kittens and walking away into the next room. This mama cat meowed non-stop calling out for her baby. She instantly knew when she was plucked out of her litter, and came to search for her one that had disappeared. She didn’t give up until I released the kitten to her. Mama cat then grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and carried her back to her litter.

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This relentless protective behavior is what we typically come to expect of mothers. Anything less is uncharacteristic of a mother’s love. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dreams of Distant Travels


Kristina from A Perfect Dose of Life, generously asked me to contribute a post which she has published today, July 9th. Please drop in to read "Dreams of Distant Travels," and to visit her site. (My title is missing, but it was to read as noted above) I met Kristina through her blog and have noticed that she has a special way about her. She is always encouraging and supportive to bloggers. Her blog reflects moments in her life, as varied as meals she cooks for her husband (including recipes), to quiet observations. Thank you Kristina for your support and kindness!