How very, very strange! Bizarre! Weird! Unreal! That it's suddenly just Dennis and me.
No children. No grandchildren. Just the two of us rattling around in a house with extra rooms. What do we do for family now? What do we do with holidays meant for family? I suddenly feel old, like old people who live by themselves with no family, and they skip celebrating holidays, because, what's the point?
But, we're too young for that kind of old! Too young to stop living our lives! We will just have to invent a new family! A new definition of family! A broader circle of people whom we call family! Our family used to be a threesome; now we'll be a more-some!
God places the lonely in families.
Sing, O barren... for more are the children of the desolate! ...Enlarge the place of your tent. Stretch out the curtains of your dwelling. Do not spare. Lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will expand to the right and to the left. Do not fear!
*A note about the picture: These are friends who came alongside to help me have a good Mother's Day, recognizing it could be a rough day without Jeanette. In fact, it was a very, very nice day, and a good memory created, thanks to them. On Facebook, I captioned this picture, "It takes a village to celebrate Mother's Day."
Sara Faith Nelson
Sharing the journey, because, I find there are so many others making the trek through life without a loved one