Nana Holds from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

EL pen Logo with heartThank you so very much for taking time out of your busy day to join me for a Coffee Hour and more of Nana Holds. I know in my heart He longs for us to be still and take time to hear the silent lessons He longs to share. I pray that this series is speaking right into your heart because I’m writing it from mine! Grab your coffee and come on in.

Returning to this relationship infection which I was sharing at the February event, Revival for Relationships, we are actually on the last category of symptoms and this one is under the heading of confusion!

The first question asks if we ever wonder what it means to be normal.

For most of my life, I have sought for that sense of normalcy as much as I have chased happiness. I have always wondered what it would be like to be “normal,” especially since I didn’t have what I deem as a “normal” childhood, growing up with a mom and a dad. And in no way do I think that having a mom and dad makes life happily ever after, but I have come to believe and know that normal is a dad to provide the frame while a mom who colors it all in. In other words, Dad helps build the core values and skills necessary to maneuver successfully through life and mom is the one who does the nurturing, both leading by example.

Who has had all of that, really? Is “normal” more than a setting on a washing machine and/or dryer? Is normal a thing to

Nana Holds 2-23-13

Nana Holds 2-23-13

be arrived at? I do believe God does have a normal for each of us to reach despite any abnormality we’ve grown up in and under! This season of Nana Holds continues to reveal the truth of normal!

For many, chaotic homes, stressful lifestyles, unhealthy relationships are their normal because they have never experienced anything else. How does one come to understand that what they’re settling for isn’t normal?

As I stood before the friends of CPM on that day, I would have to say that I, up until the recent past, have always wondered what it would be like to be normal, wondered when I was going to get the whole relationship thing right and land in that state of normalcy. So while yes was an answer of the past, I can now emphatically state that it has been in this journey of loving Bryden that I have come to learn about a new normal, both for myself and for him, despite his circumstances!

Join me tomorrow for another symptom of the “confusion” part of the relationship infection!

Love and laughter,


Nana Holds!

Nana Holds!


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