Thank you for hosting me here on your beautiful site. I’m honored and thankful!
I so enjoy your thoughts, Laura. And I can very much relate to your need for solitude. I was not like that in my younger days, but the older I get, the more my solitude means to me. I need…no, I require…at least a certain amount of solitude each day. I am now 73 years old, a widow, live with my daughter and her husband and am thoroughly enjoying this period in my life. I raised five kids…actually had a big hand in raising 10…worked hard all of my adult life and now, I don’t have any demands on me at all….and know what? I LIKE it. 🙂 I spend most of days, other than a very few chores I do…just being on my computer and reading. I read SO much, but if I did not, I would not have discovered your wonderful work. Solitude is my friend. 🙂 Honestly, I am just not best friend material.
Diane, I so appreciate this look into your real life beyond your online life, so to speak! We have many things in common and I, too, require and desire more solitude the older I become. Working hard like you have was a season and now you’re in a new season or chapter as I think of it. I often tell my 83 year old mother that she has earned living with my brother and his family after working hard all her life, being a single parent for most of it, and now widowed recently. I am in a new season of empty nest. It has its downside but also blessings like more reading time and a full fridge 🙂 So thankful you discovered my books in the sea of them out there. You are such a faithful reading friend and a true joy to know!