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This is my third post on the theme of my new beginnings at times of change in my life. Motherhood I had planned to be a career woman. That idea came completely unstuck in 1980 when my first baby was born. From the moment I first held him, and for the next eighteen years until… Continue reading New beginnings: Motherhood
This is my second post on my theme of new beginnings at times of change in my life. Adulthood The second big change in my life was becoming an adult, moving from that secure world of a supportive family base and community, out into the scary world of reality. Rather than one single change, the… Continue reading New beginnings: adulthood
As I am facing new beginnings in my world of today on many fronts, I realise that it is not the first time that I have done so. I have faced new beginnings and challenges before. I decided to begin a theme of writing of previous "new beginnings" and what it meant at those times… Continue reading New beginnings: school
When I became unexpectedly single after 37 years of marriage, looking at family photos was painfully sad. For quite some time, I didn't. When I eventually did, I made a startling discovery. I could not find any photos of myself. There were many photos of the children, their achievements and of us as a family.… Continue reading The remarkable discovery
I thought you were my safe haven of stability and security; My thoughts let me down. I dreamed you were my future and the love in my heart: My dreams tore apart. I felt you took from me: the innocence of my youth, the confidence in myself, the purpose of my living, the control… Continue reading My Awakening
TRUST It matters not I have loved and lost. To have loved has made me soft. To have lost has made me strong. It matters not I felt hurt and betrayed. The hurt has taught me how to heal. The betrayal has taught me how to forgive. It matters not I was left… Continue reading Trust