Entries by Michele Howe

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster From Full House to Empty Nest

I’m convinced that one of the most telling ways to figure out what’s going on in your life is to take a good look at your meal planning routine. It took me quite a while to get it through my brain that I didn’t really need as much food on our dinner table each evening after our kids moved out. At first, it felt strange paring back or halving every recipe. Unnatural even.

“Waiting” and other Burdens

What have you waited for? All of us have had experiences of desperate waiting, haven’t we? We can all recall a few (or more) heart pounding, pulse-racing moments when God seemed absent but was really there right with us. Every one of us has experienced those times when we really believed we couldn’t wait another moment for help or relief from a tragedy too large for us to handle.

The Gift of a Good Death – When the Heart is Unconquerable

So, while grieving the loss of one well-loved man, we were simultaneously projecting ahead to the loss of another well-loved man.
It was one of those moments when feelings get all mixed up with facts and everything sort of blurs together.

During the following five months—the final five months of his life—my father in law, a man who had struggled with depression for his entire adult life, fought the good fight.