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I feel just awful that I have not been able to blog in a while. Truly. I feel like my name is mud, I'm a terrible blogger, I should be ashamed, etc. I wish I could juggle homeschooling, allergist/doctors appointments, church and family stuff, blogging, writing for the local paper, house keeping, and everything else life has to throw at me with a bit more sparkle and shine and pizzazz, but the truth is, I am not built to handle doing 900 things at once and doing them all well. I have to prioritize and rearrange schedules and put things aside that I'd love to do but don't have time for.
My priorities will always be: God, family and then everything else. Unfortunately that means you all get the back burner, at least in appearances. My blogs, my blogger buddies, my online friends and family are always on my mind. I am constantly thinking of ways to bless you, I am constantly praying for you, and (even when I am silent or unable to comment) I am visiting you all. I research when I have a spare moment, plan my next posts, and pray that you all will understand my gap in postings.
I have recipes to post, but no time to get them up just yet. I have ideas to share, but no time to get those thoughts organized just yet. I have a product review in the works. I have life events to share. I have so much that I will get to...Just not today. Why? Because my time right now is being spent being the best mommy and wife that I can be.
Homeschooling is time consuming...if you want to do it right. My 3 year old needs my attention, too. My kids have been going to the allergist, my mom has needed my help with retreats, my extended family has come to visit, my oldest turned 11...I am busy being what I've always wanted to be: a full-time, stay-at-home mom of busy kiddos with lots of family/church time. I love helping my family, I love participating at church, I love all of these things, but they do take time.
There are not enough hours in a day, that is for sure, and sometimes there are not enough hours in a week or even a month! I wanted you all to know, though, that I am still here for you, and I'm doing my best to get posts in as I can. I am even hoping to get another one in on Saturday this week (I know! Shock!), so please, please don't give up on me!
Here is something you can do for me. If you feel I'm not here enough, rather than drop me or send me a nasty email (no one has done that, but I'm sure some of you may have been tempted), pray that I'll get my schedule nailed down so that I can be here more. I am working on it, I swear, but my schedule doesn't always play along! LOL :) I am confident, though, that I will find a rhythm soon enough and you'll be begging me to take a vaca. ;)
Anyway, my dear readers, I am sorry that I have been a bad blogger, but I'm busy being a good mommy, wife, daughter, sister, friend...and that's most important to me. You, too, however, are my friend and if you need me I will make time for you. That is a promise. Just shoot me an email, and I will get back to you ASAP. Know, too, that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily, whether I take the time to let you know that or not.
May you have a wonderful rest of your week!