Tag: relationships

Letting Go When It’s Time

Letting Go When It’s Time

"Life" Issues, relationships
I'm nearing the end of a relationship that has run its course in its current form. My impulse when I see the waves of change coming my way is to grab something familiar and hold on as tight as I possibly can. I've been slowly loosening my hold on this relationship for over a year, but every time I think of letting go of that hand for good, even though I know it's the best thing for both of us, I start to panic that I'll be alone forever. I need to remember that even if I am alone for a while, that's okay. I will find the people and places that are for me when it's the right time. Holding on to each other will do neither one of us any good. All that's truly mine are the memories. But hope is mine too. That's how I know I will survive.
Gratitude for YouTube

Gratitude for YouTube

Gratitude
I suppose I should say all our streaming video sources but YouTube is definitely our most common. I don't watch regular television for the most part. I love football and other live sports but I have enough drama in my real life I don't get a lot of enjoyment out of watching other made up drama. My husband on the other hand loves watching TV and especially watching it together. We have found our common ground in YouTube. We can watch how to videos, news videos, and even family videos together. It seems like such a simple thing but it has given us a common source of entertainment and education like nothing else has. I am truly grateful for YouTube and living in the stream. The Internet is far more engaging as an interactive medium than broadcast. Barriers to creating content are going aw...
Daily Practice August 26, 2016

Daily Practice August 26, 2016

Word:  Last year on August 26, my hubs, Robert, was flying to NC to be with his mother during her dying days. The year prior, it was his dad's death. This year, I was scheduled to conduct a funeral. The funeral got moved to Thursday. And also, August 26 is Robert's birthday. When I asked him what he'd like for his birthday, I believe his basic sentiment was, "Please, nobody should die." And so we are moving his birthday celebration off of August 26 to August 27 just so we can all have some breathing room because I am also working this evening. Tonight, is a peacemaking circle that will focus on altering the course of justice for one youth. We heard his story at our last circle. And we began to hear the story of his parents. Tonight we continue into our community and relationship bui