A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Little Golden Book reminds us to “frolic.” In Maslow’s theory being "child like" is a characteristic of a person who is self actualized or reaching their personal best. What better
way to be child like than at an amusement park. This was a new challenge to be at a park with little girls.
What fun to ride again
We can have fun with
other children even when our teen goes off to school or does not
want to hang out with us. There is a thrill when riding rides and an enjoyment when seeing children having fun. It is so different
being at an amusement park with girls. With my son, I was running from bumper cars to coasters . With girls we walked to the merry- go- round and had flowery face paintings.
It was nostalgic to go on the merry- go-round and nice to walk
and not run through the park. Take a day and get a mommy fix and play at a park.
“…anyone who becomes as humble as this little child
is the greatest in the Kingdome of Heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little
child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.” Matthew 18:4-6