Roller Coaster Mom

The Ups and Downs of a Human Christian Mom

London, “Eye” Thank You.

Yeah, I know. That’s a really corny title.  Just lightening the tone a little before I get into something that’s probably going to take me deeper than I’d like, but here we go.

So…..on January 5th, 2017, my daughter’s father and I took her to Raleigh to have a little lunch, knock around town for a little while with her..….and then put her on a plane to London for five months.  Oh.  My.  Lord……

In my 47 and a half years of life, I do believe it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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The Drop

Wow…..has it REALLY been September since I last blogged?  To those of you who were kind enough to read and follow and maybe even subscribe to my blog, I apologize profusely.  Over all, I’ve been on a pretty wicked drop…screaming in terror….picking up speed…..waiting, hoping, and praying for the fun to actually begin.  So much has happened, I don’t really know where to start, so I’ll just jump in somewhere.

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Let’s Ride!

The continuing roller coaster ride of life, as seen through an oft world weary Christian mom.

Source: Let’s Ride!

Technical Difficulties

First, let me apologize for taking so long in between posts. For the past month, I’ve been feeling sorry for myself getting settled in to my new place, and I just haven’t put this as a priority.  I’m sorry.  I will try harder going forward.

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Into the Station

Well, that rough ride is over, and I’ve come into the station….a NEW one!  After (too) much fretting and worrying, I have a new home.  (yay, me!) Continue reading “Into the Station”

Kiddie Coaster

This post may be a bit different from my previous ones, but it’s still part of the roller coaster ride of life. Continue reading “Kiddie Coaster”

The Tunnel

Okay….so forgive the distance between posts.  I was hoping to have great news about what was over the crest of the coaster to post here, but unfortunately, I have crested the hill and see a long, dark tunnel looming ominously before me……..wheeeeeee……
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After riding the Fury 325 at Carowinds Amusement Park (shameless plug), I didn’t think there could be a longer, more anticipatory wait for ANYTHING than that first drop (artist’s rendering pictured above).

I was wrong. Continue reading “Anticipation…..”

Another Uphill Climb

Well, once again I find myself facing an uphill climb after plunging to yet another low.  Is it thrilling?  Yes, a life change is always a little thrilling.  

But is it scary?  Oh best BELIEVE it’s scary.  Especially when you’re not really prepared for it. Continue reading “Another Uphill Climb”

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