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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. I have been moaning and complaining about my inability to do things I used to or to do things as easily and quickly as I have in the past (like taking days to paint a small room instead of in one day). This is so helpful. I can empathize with other women in my circumstances. I can also share my experiences or “expertise” like how to change a light fixture to my daughter. Just because I cannot do that anymore I still can be useful. But most of all, as I have aged, my faith has grown stronger and I am more appreciative of having God in my life, even if I don’t always remember that as often as I should.

  2. Dawn what a beautiful name. You have a name like mine. You don’t hear it to often. You where so brave Dawn to have so many kids. My Sister one of them had 6 kids. What a busy house hold it was they are all big. Only going to two at home come September. As another one leaving home to go to University. One minute you’re kids are round you and the next you look around your home. It only you and your Husband at home. You wonder where did those years go to. I say when people have kids even though I don’t have any. Enjoy them as they grow up so fast. Let them know they are all loved and make lost of memories with them. If saved let them know you are praying for them and put in a nice way the principles of Jesus into them. As it says in Proverbs 22 v 6. “Train a Child in the way he should go And when he is old he will not depart from it” Oh how true that verse out of God words is. As well as living the way Jesus would want you to in front of your kids to be a good example of they way they should live. If they see you living for Jesus they to could come to want to Jesus for themselves. It when kids are younger we can teach them the way Jesus would want us to. Love as he lived when on earth. One thing Jesus taught was we are to love all people and kids of all walks of no. Matter what skin. colour. Like the song “Jesus loves all children of the world red and yellow black and white” how true that is. We have especially if saved teach kids that. Plus to have manners and respect. I don’t have kids. As not brave to give birth. Last pray over your kids. I pray for my Nieces and Nephews on but my Sister’s families. The things I said in this. So the years have given me as much as they take. I thank God I am able to pray for them and their Parents as they are not saved. I am the only one saved in my Family along with my Husband. Thank you for today reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

      • Your most welcome. I love you all all your writings. I might not meet you all this side of earth. But what chars we will have in Glory. I look forward to that. Keeping you all in prayer. Love Dawn xx

  3. Needed to hear this. I’m now in my 70’s and feeling the sadness of not being able to do the things I used to do. I need to find the ways God wants to use me in this season. I’m learning to encourage others who are now caring for their aging parents, a season I’ve been through and by God’s grace I think I learned to do well. Keeping my heart open for other opportunities the Lord will present.

    • Gail, I joined a writing critique group last year and one of the ladies is in her seventies. I have enjoyed her wisdom so much, and I love seeing her pursue her dreams!

  4. Excellent words of wisdom… I’m still trying to imagine homeschooling eight children. You deserve time to rest and reflect…

    Thank you for sharing,

    Lisa Wilt-Mama to two, Gigi to one

  5. I turned 60 recently. It’s surreal. It’s not scary, but certainly a milestone type birthday.
    I recently resigned from two areas of service I’ve been in a number of years. I’m making room, and trusting in God, about the next phase of years.

  6. Dawn,

    While II never had children I was the sole caregiver for my aging parents & in-laws for 12 yrs. Now I can empathize with those going through those trials. Also offer wisdom & suggestions to help them get through it. Also able to work full-time & volunteer more. Love helping people & God has shown me ways to do that. More time to try cooking new dishes. There is something to be said for being 59. You have more wisdom & insight. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for me in the future.

    Blessings 🙂