|This beautiful girl was a good excuse for taking a break from blogging. Charis Tirzah, you are worth it!|
photo credit: Katie Friesen photography
Let's face it. It has been awhile.
Since I becoming pregnant with our fourth precious child, Charis, my blogging almost screeched to a complete halt. Hey, halts are good sometimes. Seasons change, like Ecclesiastes 3 proclaims, and slowing down is pretty natural. Besides, a woman's got to nap when she's making a human being. For me, nap time was usually blog time. You understand.
Now that the lovely Charis is here, I feel like the fog in my brain has lifted and I can think clearly again. Though, my "clearly" is relative. If you know me well, I am pretty spacey as it is.
But, where my blogging online quieted, the blogging in my brain got louder.
You see, there is another voice that seems not be quieted. Call it another personality...my creative side...whatever. I have tried to turn it off for months, but I can't!
When I would visit a new place, discover new wildlife here, laugh at some ridiculous thing my children did, or discover a fun new thing in our home-school day...I would dream up the way I would blog that experience back to you. I have had an inner dialogue with my Blogger page and although I wasn't typing it into the computer, I was imagining how I would share it with the world if I simply had time and the mental space to do it. There are countless things that I could have shared in these past months, but I chose to say "yes" to others things that were rightly vying for my attention.
After much prayer, I am convinced, though...I simply have to blog. In this season of life, it is a way for me to share with all of you about all the things that happen in our lives that get lost in a Facebook feed or drown in the ocean of an email inbox. Even if I don't get the same amount of reads that I did before this year's hiatus, I can at least hit "post" and offer up that blogging voice to whomever has the time and interest and space to read about the ordinary things that make up a big part of our every day.
Thank you for reading and for sticking with me.