Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
I know you have a purpose; without you, we would have no Spring, Summer or Fall.
And yes, you can be very beautiful,
but this year your dreariness just got to me.
I don't mean to be so cynical. I'm normally a very happy person and I enjoy all these beautiful seasons that God has given us here in Oregon. I even feel guilty for writing this post and feeling this way, it's just that I got the January blues and blahs bad this year.
I think it has a lot to do with my empty nest. I know I have talked about it so much and have been all over the board with my emotions about it. It seems like I have processed it so much and should be all done with it, but the empty nest blues come when I least expect them. Since Hayden has moved out, it's been busy, busy busy. With the quiet of January, I think that these feelings crept out again and I'm wondering who I am and what is my purpose here now that I've raised my kids. What fills me up. What gives me gratification and fulfillment. Also, I am dealing with severe neck/shoulder pain which I've been on strong medications for. Put that together with being sedentary and having weight gain along with miserable weather, well....this girl has just had it and I'm ready for some positive changes!
Bring on February, the month of LOVE! Bring on the hope of Spring! Bring on the beautiful sunny, albeit, cold days. So until next year January....good riddance!
"So do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." II Corinthians 4:16