Monday, May 20, 2013


I understand now why it's difficult to start up blogging again once you've stopped.  Particularly when so many huge life changes have taken place, you can't figure out what to clue people in on.  Our lives over the past few months need to be summed up in bullet-point format, but how do you do that with things that have rocked you, rolled you, and turned you inside-out?  Not sure.

For now I will say that we are on to a new chapter in our lives, where we are once again a family of four.  That seems to be the biggest change.  I would like to expand on this change someday, but I'm not really sure how.  The decision to leave the children's home was best for our family, but very painful, as was our leaving.  It's funny, when you start down a road God has called you on, you don't think about what will come or how it will come in the future.  You keep your head down, your eyes up, and you pray, because that's what gets you through the tough stuff He equips you for.  I knew the leaving would be hard, but it's very different from what I expected.

The truth is, after what we have experienced, I am enjoying so much getting back to living our lives as a family of four and feeling somewhat normal again.  I am soaking in time and words with my boys like a flower who has been in desperate need of rain for a long, long time.  There is so much healing in family.  I am praying that getting back to family, to friends, and to things I have loved and let go of because of the time and energy I couldn't spare, will also heal over time, and that blogging about everything will be a refreshing return to a life I have dearly missed.