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Learning Gratefulness from Abandonment and Adoption

Learning Gratefulness from Abandonment and Adoption

My arms opened, and consoling, warmth, and forgiveness of each other, and also self, love, and trust flowed and was spoken, while gifts of repair and healing literally filled my heart and hers. We have all lived through actions we regret.
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Plunge In, Set Out, Embark On A New Adventure

Plunge In, Set Out, Embark On A New Adventure

It’s time to plunge in, set out, and embark on a new adventure. I don’t know about you, but I’m always a mixture of excitement and a little trepidation when I start something new. Right now, I’m trying to envision you, my traveling partner.
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Connecting To Children Without Words: The Gift of Touch

Connecting To Children Without Words: The Gift of Touch

Rocking little girls to sleep can be addictive in a good way. It’s my way of connecting without words. Those moments of swaying together, humming, singing, and breathing in rhythm. It seems to bind us in a way nothing else can.
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Tears, Chaos And The Battle of Brave Merida

Tears, Chaos And The Battle of Brave Merida

And then it was just me and modest Merida, refusing to give me her much soiled dress. I burst into tears, talking in my heart and head to God. “Lord, I’m just too old for this! I need the strength of a thirty year old. I’m just not able!”
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Marvelous Summer Days: Watermelon, Family and Gratefulness

Marvelous Summer Days: Watermelon, Family and Gratefulness

I went down to the crowded shoreline amongst the splashing bundles of energy to look for my towheaded one and our dirty blonde. I finally stood on a rock to get a better look. No go. I considered irrational fear and tossed it aside.
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Welcome Monday: No Going Back To Bed Now

Welcome Monday: No Going Back To Bed Now

It’s as if something or someone always knows when: your husband is out of town, it’s the last week of your 3-night-a-week seminary student guest (and their finals week), the girls’ musical at school week, and your only day to relax and have no one bother you from 8:30 until 2:45. Cuz that’s when the dog escapes and goes romping in the creek.
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A New Saturday Morning Tradition: All Is Well

A New Saturday Morning Tradition: All Is Well

I’m sitting upright in my bed on a Saturday morning…it’s three minutes to 10 am…and this occurrence is so rare I will write about it. My 9 year old leans against Karl’s pillow and is talking aloud to a Zombie Villager who has invaded her Minecraft village. She wears her blue earbuds (her favorite color) and speaks a little louder than usual.
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Nelda Sue Yaw is a Texas-based philanthropist, investor, artist, and producer with a unique mission: to help others overcome obstacles, find their true path, and live an inspired, joyful life. Nelda.com LLC is Nelda’s incubator, and provides infrastructure and resources to accelerate the growth and success of various projects and causes core to Nelda’s philosophy. This companion web site, www.nelda.com, is a clearinghouse for these activities, and also produces and delivers a powerful content channel which amplifies the voices of Nelda.com’s many participants and projects, and brings synergy to the entire effort.

Nelda Sue Yaw is a Texas-based philanthropist, investor, artist, and producer with a unique mission: to help others overcome obstacles, find their true path, and live an inspired, joyful life. Nelda.com LLC is Nelda’s incubator, and provides infrastructure and resources to accelerate the growth and success of various projects and causes core to Nelda’s philosophy. This companion web site, www.nelda.com, is a clearinghouse for these activities, and also produces and delivers a powerful content channel which amplifies the voices of Nelda.com’s many participants and projects, and brings synergy to the entire effort.

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