Hi there ladies! You may have noticed that I haven't been around for awhile? My absence has not been completely intentional, I've been a busy wife and mom lately. We welcomed baby #5 into our home and so my time has been spent taking care of my family and adjusting to life with another baby.
There was a time, before starting this blog, that I was writing a different blog and my priorities were completely messed up! I don't know that I wanted to be some famous blogist (probably not a real word but it sounded good), but I was so invested in it that it took up so very much of my time. I woke up thinking about how I needed to hurry up and get my quiet time with the Lord finished so that I could have a few moments of uninteruppted time to finish my blog post on having a meaningful quiet time. hmmmm.....
Then there were the times that I would get so frustrated with my kids when they wanted to play, but I was too busy writing a post about being the kind of mother God created you to be. hmmmm.......
Or the times I let my housework go so that I could blog about getting into a housework routine. Do you see the irony in all of this?
Praise goes to the Lord that He opened my eyes! What a fool I was.
So I had to stop blogging.
I had to just walk away.
It was difficult to walk away because I love to write, and blogging was my way to write.
But being a wife and mom was more important.
I did not want my children to remember me as a great blogger, I wanted them to remember me as a great mother.
So I deleted my old blog and walked away, it was the best decision for sure!
Fast forward to last year when I decided to take another whack at blogging, but this time a little differently. I was not going to let it consume me, I was not going to let it take time away from my family. I truly believe the Lord will not bless you if you allow that to happen. Don't get me wrong, I think there are great bloggers out there that don't sacrifice their family to do it- I'm just not one of them. So that is the reason that you may not see me around from time to time. Are there blog posts that I would love to write but may not get around to? sure. Will I ever have a huge blog following? probably not. But will I do what the Lord has created me to do by being a wife and mom first? yes. And will I be happy doing that? absolutely!
Thanks to those who have stuck around. And tell me- how do you blog in the midst of your life??