I’ve been gone for a bit.
I’ve been dealing with some health issues.
I’m okay and I’m sure I’ll eventually share some of what I’ve been through. But for now: I’m alive and well! Praise God!
In the midst of the health stuff, God has been putting some pretty heavy things on my heart.
Things about my time here on Earth.
About my priorities.
About two precious gifts that will only be little girls for such a short, short time.
So I won’t be around here in blog-land quite as much. I told God I was ready to let go and He whispered to me… you don’t need to let go, you just need to let go of your fierce grip. Oh.
What does this mean? Working less. Breathing more. Going back to writing for the love of writing. Being more intentional about what I post. Forgetting about some of the “Blog Culture” trappings I got sucked into. (Not that I didn’t enjoy it… what a fun ride!) Someday, my girls will be grown and I’ll have all the time in the world to blog my heart out, build community, Tweet like crazy, write e-books, do a series, volunteer for other sites, and finish my book… if God sees fit.
For now, though, It’s time to get back to the basics here and at home. Things like school. Tea time. Laundry. After-dinner walks. Baking. Teaching my girls to sew. Making sweet gifts for my hubby. And… spending a couple hours a week writing to encourage moms here. Not a few hours a day building a blog, but a couple hours a week to encourage moms. I will probably lose readers, my stats will go down, and trying to earn money to supplement our income? Forget about it.
And guess what? I am totally, absolutely fine with that.
Like I told my husband, I’m a homeschooling mom that doesn’t have to work. So why have I created this ridiculous to-do list stress for myself? Silliness.
Today, my family brought me breakfast in bed. Both girls wrote me the sweetest cards I’ve ever gotten. My husband told me he appreciated me and other special things. Later, I sat in church with tears streaming down my face, so thankful I was that God blessed me with motherhood.
Thank you Lord, for blessing me with children and for continually redirecting me to keep me on the path of loving them and raising them to be YOUR girls!
And on this Mother’s Day, can I just say I could never be the mom I am if I didn’t have the husband I have? God is so good!
So. I won’t be seeing you as much, but our time together will be even more special, right?
Happy Mother’s Day!