Posted at 6:15 pm , on June 18, 2018
In February of 2017 I decided to share some of my story that really (the use of ‘really’ is a massive understatement) hurt some family.
I apologized immediately – eager to move forward and seek healing together.
Unfortunately not all apologies are immediately accepted.
Or sometimes the apology is accepted but the work that goes into the healing is stunted.
It felt as though we were all traveling through life on a train and this new information caused one car (the one that held these family members) to derail, while the rest of the train continued moving on down the track.
For the following year there wasn’t much communication past the first apologies I made. We had moved to a new state so face-to-face conversations were no longer possible. I mourned the loss of relationships as I continued to pour my heart out through text and email only to be met with what felt like rejection after rejection.
A year passed.
We moved back.
Reconciliation is still a desire, I’m just not sure how or when to continue approaching each person.
I read ‘I Thought We’d Never Speak Again : the road from estrangement to reconciliation’ by Laura Davis.
The rest of this post will be everything that stood out to me from that book. Continue reading
Posted at 7:01 pm , on January 24, 2018
- A senior in high school, getting mainly A’s (with that one C – always in science), also holds a part time job. She has a boyfriend, attends Young Life once a week, and fills her “extra” time with friends.
- Fresh out of high school, an apartment to pay for, working a full-time job, still dating that same guy, and fills her “extra” time with friends.
- Young twenties, newly married, working full-time at a high stress job, actively attending church (often two times a week), fills her “extra” time with friends and family.
- Mid-twenties, still married, stay-at-home momma to two under two, attends and/or organizes play dates, makes a small income from side projects, attends church + small group, and fills her “extra” time with friends and family.
- Today, in her late twenties, her life looks a lot like the last description.
What do all of these phases of her life have in common?
A gal who has always felt too busy, with little room to spend on self care/love. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on January 1, 2018
It’s what we do.
We’re a bunch of story-tellers.
And our own personal story is in constant progress.
I’m not sure where you’re at in the process of your life story, but I do know this…
You have a story surrounding your birth – your entrance into this world.
You have a story of your childhood – how, where, and by whom you were raised.
You have stories that are lighthearted.
You have stories that are funny – belly laughter funny, and slightly fetch a chuckle funny.
You have stories of deep hurt and sorrow.
The thing about all of these stories is that every single one of them has played a part in shaping who you are today.
Here you are, right now.
Many stories in your review and a vast windshield of possibilities lie ahead. Continue reading
Posted at 12:25 am , on December 30, 2017
Thank you so much for taking a blip of your precious time to read this first post on Prune and Blossom.
Let’s take a journey together!
Meaning behind the name :
•prune : trim, clip, snip, cutting away especially to increase fruitfulness and growth
•blossom : bloom, develop, grow, mature.