Thursday, December 20, 2012

so long for the holidays!

Well, folks, vacation time is here and I intend to take a sabbatical from the blog, and pretty much everything else social media related. I’ll be back after the New Year and fill you in on my goings on, whether you welcome it or not. Hopefully the earlier.

I love my family. I love people. I love helping people and loving on people. And though I love writing, too, I often find it hard to balance it all.

You see, even though I’m home with my husband and kids…playing or whatever…it’s important that I’m present in the moment. Engaging with them, playing with them, loving on them. And I feel this is one of the reasons I especially cherish my closest friends and family members – because they get this. They support the fact that I prioritize my little brood at home. Our values are the same. We can talk once every three-four weeks and simply pick up where we last left off. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but not all friendships survive motherhood…fatherhood…er, parenthood.

Pete and I try to be intentional with each of our children. We want them to feel important within our family as individuals, so we live life together, rarely getting babysitters for them and running off to do our own thing. Occasionally, we’ll play hooky while the kids are in school, but we get several hours of free time to ourselves at night after they’ve gone to bed. All in all, we know that these guys are little for such a short while; that their childhood days will soon enough be something of the past.

I just feel incredibly undeserving and humbled and grateful for that which I’ve been given. And being the best version of myself…to my kids and to my husband…is the only significant way I know how to give God thanks for all that He’s done for me.

You will be missed! Enjoy the few upcoming guest blogs I’ll host in my absence…

XOXO,

M.

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