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Holiday Whirlwind


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I’m back in the world of WordPress and playing catch up! At first, I felt a twinge of guilt, a void with my absence here. But that didn’t last long. I’ve been bizzeeee!

After spending five days with my energetic, high spirited, six year old granddaughter, I’m still processing the whirlwind.  She stayed in the room I’ve been fixing up for her for two years (the room that has doubled as my art studio) with plum colored walls, yellow curtains, butterflies, and angels. Earlier this year, due to complicated family matters, I didn’t know if I would ever see her again. So her being able to stay with me was an answer to many prayers.

We had some wonderful times, playing hide and seek in the back yard, making cookies, singing Christmas carols (“Frosty the Snowman” at least 20 times), reading books, and playing make believe as kitty cats, pirates, and characters from the movies, Frozen and Moana. Church went well on Sunday, and later, I got to answer (or attempt to answer) lots of questions about God: Does God live in the sky? How big is God? Does God have parents? Did God make everything? Does God know everything?  How does God know everything? Does God know we are talking right now?

I received an abundance of opportunities to practice setting boundaries, standing my ground, and going with the flow, with many deep breaths and an abundance of hugs. I am extremely thankful for my husband’s support and for help from my daughter (Aunt Ayla) during this whirlwind holiday.

If necessary, I and my support team would be fully capable of taking care of my granddaughter until she is grown. But after five days, I  was happy to return her to the loving care of her father and his partner. There’s a certain wisdom to menopause. God and Mother Nature have been kind to women in not allowing us to have children after a certain age.

There’s always something to be thankful for.

I hope you’ve all been enjoying warm and happy holiday moments and wish you many blessings!


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

10 thoughts on “Holiday Whirlwind

  1. Oh I am so so happy you got some quality time together dear JoAnna.. How wonderful she got to sleep over.. and I so know the energy that gets zapped up as we try to match their exuberance haha.. My own Granddaughter just had her 7th Birthday at the beginning of Dec… But oh what joy they bring.. 🙂
    So happy for you..
    And I am only just returning to catch up with comments today also.. So Keep ENJOYING.. Blog land will always be here.. Along with your friends..
    Happy New Year to you JoAnna… Have a wonderful 2018 and beyond xxx ❤

  2. It sounds like a wonderful Christmas! So happy you are able to see her, and be involved in her life. As for being behind, I could never fault anyone for that! I am perpetually behind in reading people’s blogs. Big hugs!

  3. i’m happy knowing
    of your dear time
    with loved ones!
    a happy new
    year to you 🙂

  4. Sounds wonderful! I’m glad you’ve had such a glorious time 🙂

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