Blogs are funny things. Well, some tend to be rather serious, but I was referring less to content and more to…I’m not sure what.
What I meant is that a blog doesn’t actually remind you of its existence. It doesn’t require any attention beyond what you deem necessary. Gosh, I love blogs for that reason! Also, that is why my blog has been silent the last few dozen months. I may or may not have slightly forgotten it existed.
Truth be told, I couldn’t remember my log in or even the location of my blog on the Interwebs. (Deep down inside, I think I should be a Mennonite. I really like pen and paper.) So yeah, let’s catch up, why don’t we?
Apparently, I only blog when pregnant. Which I am. Any day now, StuBaby #3 is set to join us. A girl, from what we are told, though my doubting heart is hesitant to believe that until she is in my arms.
I think when I last posted we were in the midst of the Year of the Knife. I am thankful and grateful to say we have officially made it a full year without any surgical procedures, a record since Daniel was 18mos old. Praise God! Seriously.
Speaking of kids, the boys are growing faster than I thought possible. Daniel is 41/2 and loving preschool. We have become part of a great community and that boy absolutely thrives on the friendships it has brought us. He is still brilliant, compassionate and more than a little inquisitive.
Hudson is two and a half, looks three and a half and is more than half mischief. While incredibly adorable, he is the reason silence scares me these days. Nothing good comes from silence, people. Not with toddlers.
Ted is still enjoying his job, programming software. That’s about all I can tell you about his job, since his tech skills are beyond my comprehension. I’m still not convinced the “Software Engineer” title isn’t a cover for “FBI Tech Guru” or “Hogwarts IT Dept Head.” I may watch too much television.
While I could go into lengthy detail on the things this last year or more has held, I am easily winded while typing (not really.much.) I will wrap this up. Basically, I really like our life. It’s messy, chaotic and usually all sorts of disorganized. It’s also chock full of real relationships, community and life just being done with all sorts of people. Which is pretty much the best thing ever.
I have learned a great deal in the last year about how the Lord sees me, what His desire is for me. (Huge exhale: its NOT serving people in the Amazon. Though I may have a ministry via Amazon.com) As a family, I feel we have come to a place of rest and rejoicing in the Lord. We have found ourselves striving less to be ‘good Christians’ and encouraged to be disciples. I have seen the Lord break the chains of what I felt I ‘should be’. Which could be a whole other epic length blog post in and of itself. Probably the next one I write.
Anyway, I am alive. Our family is doing well. I take better care of my children than I do my blog, I promise.
If you are reading this after my accidental hiatus of many months, thanks! I wish I had some super exciting story to compensate the silence. They frown on those being published while in Witness Protection, though.