When I was eighteen and had just finished my second year of college, I assumed the summer would be filled with normal summer activities. I was a rebellious teen and very headstrong. I didn’t like it at the university I had been attending; it was in the middle of a cornfield, and boring for someone who… Read More Ruthanne’s Story: Waiting for Reconciliation
It was 2:00 a.m. and I was being woken up yet again. This time it wasn’t my 18-month-old. My 5-year-old needed to use the bathroom. I helped him wash his hands and tucked him back into his bed. 30 minutes later I heard him laughing and talking to himself loudly in his room. I heard… Read More Adrienne’s Story: Contentment in Parenting
Recently, all of my five children, their spouses, and my 12 grandchildren were going to celebrate their dad’s 80th birthday on a vacation in Colorado. A huge house was available for all of them to stay the week and be under the same roof with food, fun, and fellowship. I had been divorced from their… Read More Diane’s Story: Divorce and Missing Out
After we adopted our baby boy, life with two children became busier and busier. Though it was a blessing to have much-needed family leave of absence from my job, my husband and I quickly realized that we needed a family member to live with us for a time. My mother-in-law volunteered to come all the… Read More Helen’s Story: Challenges with My Mother-in-Law
I’m going back home to see my relatives. When I go back home, I can be stressed and anxious about making sure I see as many family members and friends as I can. I want to spend time with each them as I love being with my family and friends! But sometimes I find myself… Read More Laura’s Story: How Can I Make Everyone Happy?