I have pondered this a bit. I have been blessed with my blog. I am a stay at home mom way out in the Texas countryside and blogging has been a wonderful outlet for me. No, I am not the most dilligent of writers/posters/bloggers but I enjoy the little community of friends that I have come by through visits and comments on others' blogs. So right now when I have been away for a few days and deciding on this post, I knew that much like my own private journaling, I wanted to keep to sharing true parts of my everyday life. I know I have delighted in posting about our travel adventures in order to share and document trip details and moments for me and anyone else interested, but I had hoped to blog more about our everyday. And sometimes those everyday's can be hard.
I had a kind and loving step-father, Pete, (for the last 25 years) that passed away this past Thursday night (April 8th). Today I have stopped by to clean up the home a bit and pack up stuff in order to stay with my mom for a while, but in my habit and as a pick me up I checked my blog and e-mail. It is very dear to me to see kind catch-up notes from bloggers I have gotten to know and somehow a refreshment to see bright, cheerful, lively goings on of fellow bloggers. I am very thankful for the respite of this virtual fellowship. And I knew I just wanted to let those of you ladies, who have been such kind encouragers to me, know why I have paused a bit.
I certainly would appreciate your prayers for us all and most especially my wonderful mom, Louisa, who is strong in the Lord but aching at every turn. Thank you and know that "For in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28)