Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Break

FBC is home for a small fall break. She brought a friend home with her--another music major-- but this guy is a composition major with buckets o' talent and a great personality and an agenda for his small break which includes jamming with SBC. It's going to be a nice long weekend around here.

Here's hoping this pretty fall weekend brings simple pleasures and people with whom you like to jam, too.

Fall leaves from here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ten things I'm learning while summoning courage

It's been months since I've blogged, primarily because so much in my life is unbloggable right now. Nevertheless, it's part of my journey, has changed my life forever, and affects not only my mind, but my schedule and my life.

Here's what I'm learning/relearning as my family and I try to meet and get to know a new normal:

Talking helps. Good listening helps even more.
Knowing when to be quiet also helps.
Trustworthy resources make all the difference.
Gratitude is profoundly powerful.
One never outgrows being a mother...or needing one.
Little things make a big difference.
Patience can be replenished with rest.
Everybody has something hard going on, and it's not a contest.
Fear is exhausting and physically uncomfortable.
On good days, hope is one step ahead of fear.

Photo of a quiet spot at the Morton Arboretum.