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An Unplanned Vacation and Other Musings

This has been an interesting adventure!    Homeschoolblogger is changing things over, and we’re still in process, from what I understand.

I took a big step just getting this far!  Ha!   :)

If you have wondered where we all went, why things look differently, and why we haven’t updated recently–now you know!  (I just got my new password today!)

In addition to that, I’ve been pretty busy getting my mom’s apartment cleared and cleaned out.  We had to have everything done by tomorrow.  It’s kind of hard–you can’t really put it off anyway, but it’s just another step in the process. 

I find myself crying at unexpected times and places….like at the bank today when I took all her change in.  (One of our local banks has one of those neat machines that take your change and count it–no more rolling quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies!).

But I know it’s going to happen here and there.  Just odd how it hits me at times.

I guess I was thinking how I graduated 30 years ago today, and what would I have thought if someone had told me, “Both your parents will be gone in 30 years.”?  

What would I have done differently?  

I’m sure I would have let some things go, and not let go of others.   But we don’t have that foreknowledge.

Except for knowing that day is coming for all of us.

May I gently encourage–even challenge–you to “redeem the time”?   Let go of things that don’t really matter for Eternity.  Usually those grudges and gripes are truly over nothing, in the grand scheme of things.

Certainly, compared to the fact that Jesus Christ forgave you and me, and He did nothing wrong….well, I would say that in itself is enough of a reason to forgive others. 

And don’t let go of the things that really matter.    Hugs.   Love.   Kind words.  Tenderness. 


“Prove all things;  hold fast that which is good.”  1 Thessalonians 5:21

Blessings on your day, your journey, my friends!

One Response to “An Unplanned Vacation and Other Musings”

  1. cturner says:

    Happened upon your blog this morning while I am scooting about this new site trying to learn the ins and outs…..I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I loved your post giving the “tips”. You are so right. We do get so caught up in the “we have to get this math done” moment that we do miss the “eternity” things…. Lord, may it not be so! Thoughts and prayers as you go on with this life without your Mom, while waiting for the next….

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