Have you ever seen videos online where a person shows up to an event for their sibling unexpectedly and surprises them? I recently got on the algorithm of surprise homecomings, kids surprising their parents after studying abroad for a year, a sibling showing up to her sister’s … [Read more...] about The Importance of Showing Up
I just drove off our son’s college campus for the second time in two months. As he closed the dorm door, it occurred to me that I was once again going to a home where he wouldn’t be. Since move-in day, I’ve been slowly adapting to his being two states away; however, my gains … [Read more...] about Letting Go of Adult Children – Learning How To
Throughout the duration of our lives, we are often faced with choices and decisions that we have to make. These choices can be good, bad, life-altering, insignificant, routine, or spontaneous. Regardless of the decision, what is more important is what follows once you’ve chosen a … [Read more...] about Choosing a Path Less Taken
The last several months have been by far the most rewarding yet challenging, exhausting yet joy filled months of my life. In September I gave birth to my first child, a sweet and happy little boy who has brought me more joy than I can put into adequate words. While the transition … [Read more...] about 4 Lessons I am Learning as a New Parent
As a marriage counselor, I get the joy of seeing complete reconciliation of the relationship and a better marriage than in the beginning. But, at the same time, I must first walk through the valleys with people who do not see a path forward nor can imagine the outcome they hope … [Read more...] about Marriage: Is God Enough In Hard Times?
Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. As magical as it is for many, it’s the hardest time of the year for others. The holidays can be a painful reminder of loss, loneliness, and regret. While many are busying about with anticipation, there are also many who can’t … [Read more...] about Dealing With Holiday Blues