oh, hi friends! I am indeed still alive. and I have missed yall! It has been such a nice break from the computer, social media, blogging, and working the past few weeks. That is exactly what I wanted for the end of the holiday season, and it has just sorta continued on until now. I am one of those crazies that has to have everything cleaned out, organized, and put up in my home before I can get back to work – and what better time to do that then the new year?! So, I am proud to say – I finally feel “caught up” at home and am ready to get back to “work”. It’s been a strange mix of emotions – I have missed this space, and all my relationships online, but I have been extremely grateful for more connected time with my family and community right here in Midland. It’s been a nice “break” from my facebook/twitter/instagram apps on my phone, and time sitting at my desk. My husband has been taking his word for 2014 seriously – HUSTLE – and has been getting up and working longer hours than usual, so I’ve had more time alone with the kiddos. It’s good. I am glad and proud of him, but it’s also change. and sometimes I don’t do too well with change at first. I’m trying to find my “new normal” and schedule this semester – bible study, writing time, early morning jogging time, date night…etc. so I ask for patience. This weekend kicks off a very exciting and busy season for me – first up, Noonday Ambassador conference outside Austin, Texas, then the IF gathering in February, Created for Care in March followed by my 10 day #solehopebloggers trip to Uganda, and two weeks later Hope Spoken! I have been thankful for this time “away” to rest and prepare my heart for all God is going to do the next 3 months.
Fair warning, I will probably be that person that does the “christmas update”, 2013 review, and my word for 2014 in the coming weeks. I can’t help it, this space is not only for you, but for me and my family. It’s a place to record the memories and happenings of life and is somewhat of Camp + Asher’s “baby book”. Well, that concludes my nap time catch up. Tomorrow morning I am planning to head to “the office” aka Starbucks and get some real writing done. Alison just stopped by with my Shine Project “word” bracelet and I hope it inspires me to tell you about what word I have chosen for this year.
Until then, check out this post by my friend Jamie’s husband Aaron on her blog. The Mom Problem, by Aaron Ivey.