If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on an extended blogging break. Some things came up last summer… the kind of things you drop everything for, and this blog was the first thing to go.
Someday I’ll share a little more, but for now I’ll just say that there has been much sorrow, and slowly, gently, came much joy. And I’ve learned that I’m always closer to God when going through a storm. I grew up enough to truly embrace James 1:2-3: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. But I haven’t grown up enough to think I’m done growing, and I hope I never do.
I had to let go of Homegrown Mom to have enough room in my heart and mind to fully tend to the needs of my family. As we started to work our way through the muck, I was amazed by the abundance of creativity and peaceful contentment that was overflowing from my heart towards my family and home. I can truly say that I have been a better mom and wife for letting all this go.
I am prayerfully considering taking this blog back up, but on HIS terms, not mine. I want to continue writing, occasionally, but I’ll be honest: I still want to save the most creative, most fun, brightest parts of me for my husband and kids. This season I’m in, it’s only going to last 10 more years at best. Writing will always be here. So this might just become a static page, an archive of sorts. I’m honestly not sure yet.
Either way, I’ll be keeping Homegrown Mom around because someday I will need this space to unleash all that is in my heart! Someday, I’ll share all the fun projects we’ve done, the lessons I’ve learned, the inspiration God has given me to keep going strong as a mom. Someday, I’ll have free time to share about doing those fun, educational things, but these days, I’m using that time to do them. Someday… might be my favorite word.
I’ve missed you all. I’ve still read every email, and every comment, though I might not have replied.
If you have a minute, check out what my beautiful daughter has been doing with herself.
Then, finish this sentence for me. “Someday I’ll…”