A Book Title, Many Thanks, and a Deep Breath

A Book Title, Many Thanks, and a Deep Breath

I have not written very much at all over the past year. In January I decided that it was time to pick up writing again. I had reached a new stage in life. It was a stage that left time to at least start pursuing writing again. I made a plan and I was rearing to go. Then, life got crazy.

This is the story of my life. Seriously, if I ever write a book, “Then Life Got Crazy” will be the title.

I am not ready to tell the whole story just yet, as its not entirely mine to tell and there is still a lot to process. But, I’ll sum it up by saying that our family has unexpectedly expanded and we’ve gone from being a family of 7 to a family of 9, and that the girls now outnumber the boys.

At the point where I realized that life was about to get crazy, I decided that writing was going to have to wait, and I knew that quite possibly, it may not survive the backburner that I was putting it on. There was a mourning that happened in my heart when I made that decision, but I felt that it was the right decision. And it was at that time.

But, I’m bringing it off the backburner. I don’t know if writing will ever become a career for me, and the purpose of this blog is not to market myself. I write because I love it. It brings me joy, and over the years, others have told me that it brings them joy. For that reason, I want to share my writing. So, here we are. Me sitting here on the back porch writing, and you reading what I wrote.

I don’t have any profoundly deep thoughts about the current state of our world, so don’t expect to find any of that here. They say write what you know. I know that God is faithful. If you follow this blog, that will be in every post I write. Some things that I love are my husband, my children, adoption and foster care, special needs parenting, homeschooling, caring for my home, minimalism (my journey is in progress!), gardening, chicken, sheep, cooking and travel. I will write about all of these things, in no particular order. Feel free to follow if you don’t mind randomness.

One last thing: For those of who have prayed for our family these past few months, thank you! We have felt those prayers and have truly been amazed at how the Lord has taken care of all of us at every turn. For those friends who selflessly gave themselves to a tremendous need, thank you! We could not have done it without you!

Just to write this little post makes me feel kind of like I was barely breathing for a while and just took a very deep breath. Thanks for reading. More to come! I promise.

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