Not long ago, I found myself at home alone and filled with an aching loneliness. The way this loneliness suddenly pierced my heart took me by surprise. It wasn’t caused by one large event or situation, but rather a combination of different factors in life. Nevertheless, the magnitude of the feeling of isolation caused me to feel a pain worse than many physical pains I’ve endured.
My phone was nearby and I wanted to mindlessly scroll through Facebook until I forgot the pain. Or watch some
I found myself at the mall play area with my two little girls. Taking my kids to the mall is common when I’m left alone at home with them. I guess part of me believes that having a smaller enclosed area and several other adults around increases the supervision quality of my parenting. Fortunately, I’m not hoping this blog will prove to be helpful to those seeking parenting advice.
Something happened this time when I was at the mall. As usual I got my kids situated and sent them to go play.