Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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It's hard for me to believe it now, but there was a time in my life when I wasn't sure I wanted to be a mother. I mean, kids can be so annoying and demanding! (I know I was!) I thank God every single day that he changed my mind and blessed me with my...

My dear, dear blog, I have had so many good intentions of writing to you over the past few weeks, but alas, they got lost in the dust stirred up by time racing by. And now here it is, the first of December, and all I've written you since August are t...

When I asked my mom what she wanted for her birthday last year, she thought for a minute, then said "More time." I had a feeling it would be the last birthday we celebrated with her on earth; I think she knew it would be. And who knows... m...

Despite my best efforts to slow down - to catch and savor the sweet surprises of each day - the hours, the minutes, the days, and even the years are beginning to blur. I'm actually having a tough time remembering how old my kids are! I swear Daniel j...

"...remember someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December...." ~J.M. Barrie, "Courage" (The Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews University, 1922 May 3rd) There are some days when the not-so-s...

Our rain started last night. A determined, confident rain that would match any long-distance runner in the Olympics... persistent and focused. I can hear it even now, picking up a second wind, stepping up its pace. However, except for a few low-water...

One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, "Bless you." ~Robert Brault Aren't we cute? It's hard to believe that was 34 years ago. Well, actually what's hard for me to believe is we're 34 years older t...