Monday, September 23, 2013

ABSENT BUT NOT GONE



I’ve written maybe 5-7 blogs in the past month. I can’t believe I’m not more consistent with blogging. Or Tweeting. Or Facebook’ing.

I do what I can to throw a pregnancy status update out there or otherwise a picture of the children and/or family…to ensure folks that we’re alive and breathing and thinking on them. But fact of the matter, I have little interest in social media these days. And that scares me.

I feel I might fail the mantra I set this past year: Love. Your. Reader.

What happens when we add the next child to our brood come February? More notably, we have intentions of engaging more in the church next year – putting more emphasis on not only our immediate family, but our church family, too. All that in addition to our already busy schedule(s). Just how?

You. The one I picture sitting across the table from me, sharing some coffee and conversation. You. A willing listener of the everydayness of my journey. 

You deserve to be loved. And the last thing I want to do is abandon you. For when I was merely a stranger, you invited me into your home.

I am honored to be connected to you, my encouraging sister – you’ve blessed me this past year in more ways than I could put words to. So, when it seems as though the quiet days on All My Happy Endings turn into weeks, know that I will be back. 

I’m giving myself permission not to have it all figured out just yet. Rest assured, however, I may be absent, but I’m not gone.





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  2. Love this.

    I too have fallen away from my blog a bit. I can also say that I have little interest in social media- I'd rather soak in the moments with my son than think about ways to "share" it. I'd rather just snuggle on the couch with my husband than draft another blog post.

    Just know that I totally relate to where you're coming from. Even though I'm not as active I like to be, I find myself often thinking of my readers and other blog friends- how are they doing? What's new in their lives. But it can be tiresome to juggle it all.

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  3. Welcome back! It's so hard to keep all the balls in the air and also write a blog. You are doing a great job and I love reading!!

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  4. Hi dear! I really love your blog!
    I have a blog too... Do you want follow each other?
    Kisses
    Timeless Mode

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  5. Mandi- I so admire you for putting your family first! What a beautiful decision. They are so blessed to have you as a mom and wife. This blog is precious but it is you that makes it that way. Social media could suck all of the life out of you if you let it. :)

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  6. Life has to be lived no matter what. Your blog readers totally understand that (well hopefully). True content comes from living life. :) Hang in there!

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  7. Life has to be lived no matter what! Your readers will totally understand. And if anything, living life provides for great content for later! Live your memories now, not later! :) Hang in there!

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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