Hello, friends… it’s been a while. Sorry about my huge two-week absence from the blogosphere, but as can so often happen with bloggers, I’ve been too busy living my life to write about it.
When I started this website at the beginning of the summer, I was a stay-at-home mom who had been married and living in a new city for nearly a year. I still didn’t feel very plugged in to my new surroundings, and I was looking for a creative and spiritual outlet. A way to help others while also engaging my own restless mind. I think I was searching for my calling in this life that God has blessed me with, because as much as I love being home with my children, sometimes I feel like there should be something more. A ministry. A purpose. And believe me, I do consider raising children a calling, a ministry, and an excellent purpose for living… but my soul seems to call out for even more.
Because isn’t that just the way we as humans are? Always looking for something in addition to what we already have? Or is that just me?
Regardless, I asked for more, and God has provided. He’s been opening doors, windows, even entire walls up in front of me. And I’m grateful. But with all of these amazing new opportunities has come the realization that something has to give. Saying “yes” to new things sometimes means having to say “no” to something else. I’m not ready to give a firm “no” to the blog, but I am realizing that it may have to become less of a priority. And to those of you who read these articles and enjoy my site — thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I hope you will bear with me as I work to figure out how big of a place Bonding A Blended Family can have in my life right now, because I want to be very careful with my time to ensure that my own blended family doesn’t begin to lose its fragile, yet oh-so-precious bond.