Adult Children

Never Give Up!

March 9, 2011, is a day I will never forget. I am one of millions of Facebook users, and my birthday is listed on my profile. I received hundreds of…

Sharing Our Chips

Recently, there was a picture of me and my sweet granddaughter posted on Facebook. This picture really touched me, and I began to tear up. (I am really getting sentimental in…

Mother and Daughter — When Roles Reverse

My mom and I live in different cities in Florida, but our hometown is near Buffalo, N.Y. Neither of us enjoy the cold weather anymore; however, a special family birthday…

Two Grandmas

Twenty-five years ago, my two stepsons were 11 and 13 when their dad and I got married. To them, I have always been “Stepmother” or “my dad’s wife,” which is…

How to Connect with Your Mom Over Time and Distance

How do you connect with your mom once you’re all grown up with a busy family of your own? (I’m still waiting to feel grown up, and I’m 35.) Until…

A Lost Puppy and a Heartbroken Boy

Our friends got their son a couple of puppies, and those little guys are adorable! Full of wonder and adventure, those little pups follow each other around everywhere having great…

A Late Unwrapping

Maybe it’s because it’s December. Maybe not. Gifts are given at other times of the year, I know. And all are not wrapped in shiny paper tied with ribbons. Gifts of inheritance,…

Our Family Christmas Tradition

Our growing, young family is spread across three states, which makes gathering on Christmas day impossible. We have freed our adult children of the pressure to celebrate Christmas as in…

Conquering Holiday Hassles — Part 2

Please welcome back Dr. Laura Petherbridge, who has for several years poured her life into teaching and ministering to families worldwide. Today we continue her post from yesterday — Conquering…

Where is Home?

I just returned from a glorious week stateside. I got to travel all alone to my home. I am from small-town Texas. I love it. I got to go to…

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