Alida Sharp
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Alida Sharp loves holding hands with her husband, competitive powerlifting, and sipping ginger tea. A missionary, devotional writer, speaker, and personal trainer, Alida is passionate about helping women harness the power of godly habits. She married her high school sweetheart, Tom, in 1981. Belize has been their home since 2010.

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  1. Alida, thank you for article. My heart resonates as a recent empty nester. May the Lord continue to bless you with precious times together as often as possible!

    • I’m so grateful to meet another empty nester! Thank you for that blessing and I pray that you enjoy priceless moments with your family as well.

  2. I don’t have kids not brave to have any. But love my Sister’s kids. My eldest sister I am the eldest. But this sister is second eldest in our family. Who as 6 kids. 4 boys and 2 girls. 3 have grown up and 2 living away from home at College and University and the other left University and got a job all 3 not living at home. The house getting very empty in another 2 to 3 years the other 3 will be left home. My sister the second eldest and her Husband after 2 to 3 years will be the only two at home in their house. One time their home was so busy with 6 kids. Now it getting smaller and smaller. One day your kids are babies you bring home from Hospital the years fly by so quickly your house is so busy with all kids at home and they don’t be long growing up left school going to College or University if able to go. Then getting Jobs. You look round at your kids if parents the home once so busy with kids then the empty nest syndrome sets in one day. You look round it so quite they are gone doing their own thing. Not living at home anymore. You miss them as parents and the noise and running to school and all the activities they go to with them. But you pray for God to keep them safe no matter what are where they go in life. Some can live the other side of world like my sister’s friend who is Married live 24 hours plane Journey away from home with her and her husband. Her Mum and Dad miss her. They only get to chat her by video calling through the internet as to long a journey to travel for her friends parents. But the Daughter Husband and kids came every so often and travel the 24 hours by plane to see her parents. But it sad in one way as you don’t get to see your kids that of when they live home to do their own things. You have let them as God to protect them. I pray for my Sister’s kids when they leave home. Ask God to project them keep them safe no matter where they go in life. Especially if drive to keep safe on the road take care. We know God of the universe keep us all and those that have Kids safe no matter what or where they go in life when they grow up. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

  3. Thank you Alida. The pain. My pain. Family, emotional and pnysical. It willmbe done when my God says it is done. .

    • Robin, I hear you. There are times when it’s hard to put into words. I’m grateful that we can encourage one another. Blessings to you, dear one!