The rise of anxiety and the decline of faith.

I read two articles recently about subjects that surely have to be related. The first article, (The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage girls, WSJ, Aug 15, 2019) was about the rise in anxiety and depression among young women.  The statistics are absolutely alarming: “In 2011, the American College Health Association reported that 31% of female…

Whirlwind Week-end

It struck me as I pressed the elevator button to get to the hotel lobby that there aren’t many of these trips left.   Sliding the corrugated cuff up the foam cup and filling it with steaming coffee, I thought about our kids’ various college towns and how they each came to feel so comfortable and…

Girl Power

Well, our daughter is safely tucked into her new apt for the semester in DC program. I got back to Charlotte yesterday.  I can’t tell if I ache from all the lifting, driving or from the hotel beds.   Regardless..it was a major, multi-faceted operation (haha) moving her out of her house in Va and…

The Cinco de Mayo Dilemma..

It was pretty chaotic… three of us squeezed into a tiny dorm room last week packing up and trying to move out. I was sitting on a box folding piles and piles of clothes and layering them into bins for transport. Every so often, my daughter’s roommate would let out a sigh and comment about…

Once was lost but now it’s found..

Last fall, my daughter took her old bicycle to college.  She was super excited about being able to get to her classes so much faster on wheels. My husband replaced the tires, screwed on a new seat and added a bell for good measure. The bike was stolen within two weeks. Our poor girl was…