Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello Little Blog!

I'm not the best at being regular around here. 
Well, I suppose it's partly because I'm in a bit of an upheaval as we suddenly have a house full of (mostly) big kids!  Where did all of the littles go?
It all happened overnight, really,  it did. 
Plus, I'm slowing down. 
It's hard to keep up.
Going into this school year we will soon have a 21 year old who will be a Jr. in college (cough, cough) ...Not to mention a high school Sophomore and a 7th grade tween!  With only 2 left in the elementary grades, I'm feeling the difference.  For me, it's a big difference.
I feel ill-equipped after having little kids for so long!
Transition is hard...
OK, it's not what you think with the Red Solo Cup...
This is more my style!
I'm wondering what's in store for me, for us, this space...
Big question mark?
I've always felt inspired to write and share but not so much, lately. 
Though I feel like I have nothing to offer, I'm not worried. I trust God has a hand in this transition...
The same transition that's been ongoing since our oldest left for college.  I have yet to put into words the paradox of being happy to watch children leave home to start their own lives, while the heart grieves their absence.  Someday, maybe I will.
Then again, some things are just meant to be lived, words unspoken. 
Maybe a time will come when I'm on the other side of the experience.
I will (attempt) to wait patiently, even though I am constantly at odds with this virtue of patience. (Argh)!
I'm not good with change... but I know from past experience, that change is good for me.
One of my favorite Psalms (25) brings peace.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my Savior.
In you, I hope all day long
because of your goodness, O Lord.
Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth.
In your love remember me.
In the midst of it all, there are so many moments that make me feel like I could just die of a grateful heart attack!

Since losing a precious spouse, I've never taken life for granted but I've recently come to better appreciate the simple things, the little things.
Another day is done but a new day is dawning.
See you soon, little blog.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Christine and right back to you!:)

  2. I feel your transition. It is different when all of your children, although various ages, are all experiencing the same things. I miss those days. Yet, I treasure these! It does not, however, leave much time for blogging. Thank you for stopping by to comment on my rambling post- a visit from you always makes me feel special!! :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Laurie! Yes, if anyone knows, its you:) I look forward to keeping in touch and following a long with you. God bless!

  3. Oh! And I love that heart/feet picture. Precious.

  4. I look up to both you and Laurie! You both are an inspiration to moms like myself who are just entering that phase. But I have to say, W.??!! When did he grow up??!!

    1. Yes, he has definitely gets the award for biggest and most rapid "change"! ;-)

  5. Well, Tiffany, I just wrote this long comment, and it disappeared when I tried to publish it! So, a little shorter comment... I am so glad you posted! I have missed you! And, with three young adults, four children that I am still homeschooling, and the "baby" being six now, I can soooooo
    relate to your post. I am having a hard time letting God fill that void... the one of not having a baby to nurse to sleep... a toddler that still needs help with bathing and dressing... I guess I am not quite done "mourning". That may be too strong of a word, but it's how I feel at times. Perimenopause is NOT helping! ; )

    1. Yes, yes, and yes! I can so relate, Annita:) You are right, our age in life doesn't give us any breaks...I'll soon be 48! Thank you for keeping in touch and being a treasured friend. Those little 6 yo babies of ours certainly keep us grounded, right? Have a great school year and know you aren't far away from my thoughts and prayers!

  6. God bless you, Tiffany. You always inspire me as well, you who is one step ahead of my own life's path. All I know is, sometimes it's nice to be good and loud, and others, to simply remain quiet and breathe life in, holding your breath. I have no doubt this next phase will be just as life-changing as the last. :)

    By the way, it has been awhile for me with reading blogs and I did not recognize your son at all in that picture. Did he change overnight?! Oh, for hormones and growing up too fast! Best of luck with this new school year.

    1. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom, Nicole:) You are so right about times to speak and to listen. I'm not good at the listening part! LOL But The Lord is so good with His grace, isn't He? I am trying hard to look forward to that in this next phase of life. Blessings to you and your sweet family in this next school year as well! Oh, and yes, boy #2 pretty much changed overnight...Be warned that it really DOES happen! ;-)

  7. Well, sweet friend, you already know what's in my heart and mind :-)
    I am right there with you, transitioning and confused and a little lost at times too. I love what you shared and miss your sharing more often, but, totally and completely understand. We need to chat soon and catch up a bit. It is SO beautiful where you live. I always enjoy the photos so much!
    Hope you are well and to chat more soon! xo

  8. HI Tiffany!

    I just love your "little blog" that has so much heart, love, and inspiration packed together in such BIG ways! I still have a house of little ones and big ones (who are fighting growing up which presents its own issues), but like you, I kind of feel I'm in a transition myself. Though I can't relate completely to you since none of mine have left home yet. Maybe it's because my oldest is in 9th grade now and I'm homeschooling her or maybe it's because with a growing family there are always transitions, uncertainties, challenges, and triumphs. I go through phases in real and blog life where I get overwhelmed from all the big and little changes that happen daily and it's hard to keep up with it all. That's when I take a deep breath, pray and keep on keeping on. OK, I think I've rambled too much and I don't think I make any sense :) Anyway, I just love your heart in the sand picture with the feet! Well, I just love all your beach pictures! So beautiful and full of hope! I hope you are having a blessed Sunday Tiffany! God bless you always, dear friend!

  9. Well, with more time on your hands, that means you have more time to visit the Adoration Chapel. That's where all my inspirations to write come from. God has lots to say!


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