Sunday, November 2, 2008




As a single parent in such a busy world it is easy to become overwhelmed.  Stress is a part of daily life.  After the homework is done and dishes are put away and Aiden is tucked into bed at the end of the day that silent time can be the hardest.  That is the time you wish that you had someone to share your day with.  Someone to laugh at your clumsiness and listen to your fears.  It is the time that you wish you could have someone to share the joyous ride of parenthood with.  As single parents the biggest people in our lives are often our friends.  Sometimes all we need is someone to vent to. someone to listen.  I found this quote in Oprah magazine and it touched me.  Enjoy!

"WHEN WE HONESTLY ASK which persons in our lives mean the most to use, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate no-knowing, not-curing, not-healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness...makes it clear that whatever happens in the external world, being present to each other is what really matter." -Henri J.M. Nouwen

3 comments:

Leeanthro said...

I really like that quote!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. And welcome to the great time suck that is blogging :)

I love the color scheme and design. Did you do this yourself?

I finished my MA after my first child was born, so I know how the juggling act can be. Keep at it. It's worth it.

(Sorry my thoughts just seemed really random, but I just read through your archives.)

cassieb said...

I actually got this layout from another site. I think it says up in the corner where it was from!

Its definitely a juggling act but oh so fun! :)

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy blogging!

A few of my favorite things!