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).
Today is Father’s Day, a day to let your parents know that you
love and appreciate them. My father passed away when I was four (4) but I was
lucky enough to have a stepfather at a young age. For Father’s Day, my son and I brought my dad the "infamous blog Jell-0 cake (see Day 3) and we built a
Now I do not have the brain for puzzles. I have not tried to build one since my son was very young and back
then I only attempted the ones with only 20 or so pieces. This one had 1000 pieces!
My dad is naturally intelligent, and I guess my son has the same talent for puzzles
because they found five(5) pieces to my one (1). Some may say that it’s relaxing to
build a puzzle and I could see how it might be for some. As for me, I was convinced that the piece that I was looking for was not in the puzzle box just as my son or dad found
I am not sure that I
will keep puzzle building in my survival new experience tool box. I will however
keep spending time with my dad in there.
Dad and Me at age 4
Happy Father's Day to all dads! Spiritual Reflection
The Lord is merciful
and gracious; he is slow to get angry and full of unfailing love.
The Lord is like a
father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.