Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Have You Given up On Us?

OK...for all you people that keep asking us to blog again (AON)...this one's for you.

A brief synopsis of the last 2 1/2 months of my life: Life-changing mission trip, trying to effectively parent S, cancellation of event involving over 1000 people due to swine-flu scare, end-of-school activites, watching a dear friend and friend of my child's move away, missing my husband as his job now involves weekly out-of-town travel, trying to adjust to new family dynamic as a single parent for most of the week, trying to effectively parent S, E's first boyfriend, P's birthday, starting new Bible Study with fabulous friends, life-changing mission trip #2, beach, trying to effectively parent S, learning so much every day from God that it is mind-boggling, trying to excercise and failing miserably, trying to effectively parent S, being called to a new, terrifying, wonderful adventure and trying to follow in obedience, trying to effectively parent S, realizing for the 100th time that I am not in control of a single thing in my life (which is all tied in with trying to effectively parent S), growing more in love with Jesus every day and wondering when there will be a day I don't learn something new, hanging at the pool with my kids enjoying a beautiful summer, watching people I love struggle with marital problems, breast cancer, caring for aging parents and rebellious children, learning to recognize the graciousness of God, sharing with my Bible Study friends that if I didn't have Jesus in my heart I might've thrown S into moving traffic due to yesterday's behavior......

And those are just the highlights.

Is there any question now concerning my absence from the blogging community????

But here's the thing: I miss blogging because I miss writing out my feelings, sharing my heart, and not taking myself too seriously.

I'm not making any promises....but I might be back. I'm just doing the best I can every day!



Sherry said...

I just wish you knew the love Jesus has put in my heart for you!!!!

Jen B. said...

You're a great mom...and thank you Jesus for grace and mercy...please give us more!!! Loving you, Jen

Amy said...

Hey, for those of us who don't get to talk to you often.... this is an awesome way to know what is going on with you. I am excited about what God is doing in,for and through you! Can't wait to hear more on the blog(hint hint). Maybe your other blogging friends will do the same! love, AON

Anonymous said...

Oh...I love you, girl and miss you like crazy! I'm LOL at your struggles but praying for you all the same!