I miss writing here, but life has been happening. Mostly good things, but yes, some struggles, loss, heartache and challenges as life tends to bring to all of us.
Quite honestly, amidst the busyness of life, I committed the "mortal sin" of blogging. I stopped writing. Any blogging book or training will tell you that that is the one thing you must not do. Well, I did it. I will bare my soul a bit with you for a moment. As I just mentioned, I love writing and having a blog. But.... I allowed frustration, comparision and lack of technical knowledge to keep me from doing one of the things that I love.
We all know how quickly technology develops and changes. It's so hard to keep in the know. There were/are so many changes and updates that I want to see happen on here that honestly, I just don't know how to do. Nor am I at a place that I can hire someone to do them (hint hint...anyone want to help a girl out?! LOL) . I got overwhelmed. So, yes, I just walked away for awhile. Yet, I missed it the entire time.
It's so refreshing to be back here. I never knew how much I enjoyed pouring my soul into words on a page and sharing it with friends. Thank you for reading! I have been completely humbled by some very sweet messages from friends saying how they enjoy my blog and asking "where I've been". Humbling for sure! Especially on the days when I don't even like reading it.
During that time, I drafted SO many blog posts in my head that I want to share. Family updates, recipes, life events, homeschool, healthy living, etc. So, hopefully, you will see those soon.
I wasn't planning on starting back up with such a heavy subject, but it just so happens that today is a day that we remember our little baby that we lost in the fall of 2013. Our fifth little sweetheart would be turning 1 today.
So, say a little prayer for our hearts as we think about the one who could have been a sweet little addition to our family.
Prepping for our new addition : (
On the expected due date, after we lost baby, we wanted to dedicate some time to memoralize what the day could have been. We decided to get some balloons. Since we weren't sure of the gender, we got different colors.
The girls released the balloons into the air. Then, the craziest thing happened. Within seconds, all of the balloons were missing. Not in the sky. Not in the surrounding trees. Gone. The only thing we could see was ONE lone PINK balloon floating high up in the sky. Given our track record of having girls, I have my deductions of what that could mean (insert sobbing).
Lord, hold our precious baby!