They say life goes on, right? Well, when being a mom has been your life for 22 years, it’s interesting to see what “goes on” means. With our youngest just heading off to his freshman year in college, this blog is one way I’ll be exploring what “life goes on” looks like.
For those of you who like a little detail, here’s me in a nutshell:
- My husband and I have three great kids, all in college. We do manage to eat, though all other purchases are on a “dire need” basis.
- I’m a former elementary school teacher, but my title for the last nine years has been “Director of Children’s Ministry” for a large ELCA Lutheran congregation in the Midwest. But I’m as far removed from the stereotypical church lady as Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian are from quality entertainment. As a result of my career change, my first book published was a sort of “how to do faith” for families.
- For most of our 28-year marriage, my husband has struggled with serious depression. Consequently, I struggle with serious depression – just from a different perspective. With my good friend, neighbor, and co-author, I’ve published two books designed to help those who live with and/or care for a depressed person.
- Being a mom is by far the best thing I’ve ever done, and I think about it a lot. But with our kids moving on, I’ll be acting on it a lot less. I’m hoping that putting my mom thoughts to a blog will be a positive way to cope with a big space in my life.
Hope you enjoy!