Promises, Promises — We Make Them (and then break them)

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

Go out on a limb – that’s where the fruit is. Will Rogers

I’ve decided that when I make a promise to someone (anyone) I’m really going out on a limb.

When I promise to do something, be somewhere, bring something, or follow through on something…I’m also counting on a lot of “somethings” to fall into place.


Time (never enough of this)
Availability (even with a calendar in hand we can’t always predict this)
Energy (always an uncertainty)
Money (what we have today, we may not have next week)
Skills (sometimes we thought we had what it takes and were wrong)
Material Resources (see Money above)

Even more likely

My ever-changing mood, the level of my emotions, or my current desire to offer forgiveness if you’ve offended me.

It’s really embarrassing…

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One thought on “Promises, Promises — We Make Them (and then break them)

  1. That’s why I say “the Lord willing” as it says in the Word. I learned when I was teen, you can’t always know what is going to happen. The Lord willing I will be there or do that. If I can’t I try to get in hold of the person and let them know, communication.

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