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When It’s Time to Empty the Nest

Posted by NancyWilliams on May 3, 2011

One evening I heard a sudden ruckus of screeching and rumbling sounds that told me two raccoons were having a major skirmish in my backyard.

I grabbed a flashlight to see if I could spot the brawl, but the little warriors were hidden from view. Their fight went on for a bit and then it grew quiet, except for the rustling of leaves on the ground that told me at least one of my little furry friends had run away.… Continue Reading...

Take Time to Thank a Mom

Posted by NancyWilliams on April 25, 2011

Soon we will set aside a day to recognize women who have devoted their lives to caring for their children. Mother’s Day — a day we honor women who have recently stepped into the role and those who have been mothers for many years. Women who have one child to raise and those who have a house full. Women who care for children with special needs and critical illnesses. Women who grieve the loss of children. Women who support their… Continue Reading...

Holding On or Letting Go: What’s a Mother to Do?

Posted by NancyWilliams on April 25, 2011

“Am I doing too much?”

“Am I helping enough?”

Questions like these fill our minds and our conversations as we watch our children learn how to manage their lives. How do we know when to say “yes” and when to say “no” when it comes to helping them? We want to support them and yet we know we have to let them learn how to manage their own lives. It’s not a problem when things are going smoothly, but what… Continue Reading...

Maintaining the Tie That Binds

Posted by NancyWilliams on April 15, 2011

One of my favorite quotes about family relationships is attributed to Erma Bombeck:

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

As I read that quote, memories stir about… Continue Reading...

It’s That Time of Year

Posted by NancyWilliams on April 8, 2011

I’m sharing some thoughts here that I’ve shared a few years ago, because once again I’ve found myself pondering the spirit of hope that comes with the season of spring. We’ve moved through the cold, quiet of winter and are stepping into a season that has arrived in splendor. A vibrant color palette and a crisp sweet fragrance have exploded in bouquets of pink, white, yellow and red. And our native bluebonnets are popping up all over. Look up. The… Continue Reading...