Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Missing Mommy

i-miss-you-a-lot There’s something both rewarding and heart wrenching about missing someone. If you’re missed, it makes you feel valued and appreciated. If you’re missing someone else, it helps you to appreciate and value that person even more.

 After five days away from my family last week, I’ve come to realize that missing mommy is healthy and painful at the same time. Continue reading


November 2, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | 2 Comments

If You Love Someone, Let Them Go

meandmysistersI’ve always heard that if you love someone you should let them go. Personally, I struggle with letting go. As much as I know that change is a powerful, necessary force in life, I still resist it, fight it, and dread it. As much as I’ve been dreading today, I never realized how much it would hurt to let go of my baby sister.

 Although Molly has been a jet setter from day one, she always seemed to be within reach. We rarely saw her when she lived nearby, but she was there when it mattered and we knew that she was within reach. When she moved as far as Hawaii, she was still within the country. Today, she boarded a plane for Germany. As far as I want to reach out my hand, she’s just too far away to take it now. Continue reading

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , | 3 Comments