Thursday, August 11, 2016


"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."- Socrates

A lot of changes have taken place in the last month.  Roy left us suddenly and unexpectedly.  Karley started middle school today.  I can't believe my child is no longer so little.  She also left karate to focus more on volleyball, which she loves.  I'm sure these things are going to be adjustments, but she's strong and adapts so well to change.

I, on the other hand, am having trouble adapting to these changes.  So many changes.  I am learning to build on the new.  I know I've been doing less advocating lately.  I just haven't had the drive or motivation.  I am here by myself a lot during the day, which is not always fun.  So, tomorrow we're getting a puppy!  I'm so excited.  I love my cats but they are not cuddly creatures.

I lost a lot of my drive and motivation July 14th.  I'm working hard on getting it back.  I'm working on letting go of the past.  Always a place in my heart, but I can't continue to focus on it every day.  I need to work on building the new for now.

Thank you for all of your continuous prayers for my friends and family and for me.  I know things could always be worse.  I continue to be thankful for what God has given me.  I know this sadness is not permanent, and for that I'm thankful.

God bless you all.