For me there’s a two part lesson in that, one as a parent, it’s important to encourage and/or let my teens have other trusted adults to count on, to talk to, to draw from and two, to be willing and able to be a trusted adult to other teens who might be struggling.

Resiliency in Tough Times

Crushing debt, a fire, two floods, medical crisis (plural, whatever that word is), and actually even some overwhelming “life changing” positives, all have created a culture here that a constant in life is change. And our little saying “life can change on a dime”
It’s not necessarily fun, but it all seems to work out in the end. Somehow. Someway.

Hope and Encouragement

Hope and Encouragement are precious gifts, be generous with them. You never know when your words and actions will make a difference for someone.