Letting Go

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life Tuesday.  I am grateful for this community who welcomes all.

This quote came to my email the other day.   I immediately knew I had to save it, because right now, it's the story of my life.

None of us can predict what our lives will be like from one day to the next.  I never dreamed that at this point in my life I would be parenting an 8 year old and a 12 year old.  I did not anticipate that we would no longer be able to leave for the weekend on a whim or enjoy quiet, leisurely evenings on the patio, just the two of us.

My life is not what I thought it would be.

My emotions flip-flop inside me as I fight against fear, frustration, and helplessness.  But even as these feelings bump up against each other, hope and joy push their way through.  I remember that because we have these 2 young girls, we are lucky enough to experience many things a second time around...

Baking with 2 helpers and scream/laugh when Miss Destiny turned the mixer on too high and flour erupted out of the bowl...

Watching this little lady check out books that she's chosen herself and then curling up in my lap to read while we waited for big sister to finish getting her books... 

Beginning our search for the best ice cream of 2017 with Annie and Lucas...

Heading to the zoo for an impromptu visit and seeing everything from their point of view...

Ending the evening with two young ones snuggled next to me knowing that another day has gone by and they've healed just a little bit more.

We don't know what the next day will bring and this life sure isn't what I expected it to be, but when I let go of what "should have been" and focus on all the goodness we are blessed to have, I have hope that this new way of life is going to work out for all of us. 


  1. So glad things are going well with the girls. Sometimes surprise blessings are the best of all.

    1. A one of the best quote on Happiness and thanks for revealing to us and I agree with that nothing is happen as per we thought because its life and life is unexpected. It gives us surprise every moment some time happy, or sad but whatever it gives which is priceless and unpredictable. Am I right? However I am coursework writer - http://www.eliteassignment.co.uk/coursework-writing-help/ at Elite Assignment where have been offering university students help in coursework writing under the guidance of the coursework experts. Beside that I love to explore such kind of blogs which shares some useful and inspirational

  2. Ending the evening with two young ones snuggled next to me knowing that another day has gone by and they've healed just a little bit more.

    What a beautiful sentence! Full of hope.

  3. What a beautiful piece and lesson to experience for yourself. What you didn't expect is warming your heart.

  4. You think this is a time of NO, but look how much YES there is! And the healing...bless you for giving them that.

  5. What Mary Lee said - yes, you are giving these two young ladies healing and hope.

  6. Your new life is filled with such meaning and learning and healing. You are such a blessing to these girls as I'm sure they are to you.

  7. New opportunities for you all! What an adventure!


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