Saturday, September 14, 2013

Longest Blog Lull Ever

Wow.  It has been SEVEN months since I've posted a new blog!  That is officially the longest I've ever gone between posts on here.  But here's the thing, I'm still online.  Instead of posting longer pieces, I've been posting short comments and thoughts here and there on Facebook.  I've started using Instagram every now and then.  While it's not as easy to look back on thoughts and our "story" there, it's certainly easier in the moment.  And no one has really said they missed my posting here, so I haven't stressed. ;)

If for some reason you're not a FB friend of mine but keep up with us anyway, here's a short little summary of where we are.

My current season of life has been a little crazy.  Our kids are currently 6, 4, 2, and 9mo.  I'm homeschooling First Grade and a loose Pre-K.  I'm also teaching a class once per week at Boyce College called Home Ministry and Management.  The older two kids are in swim lessons twice per week.  James and I continue to live life active in church ministry and counseling. However, I say all of these things with a grateful heart.  We recently celebrated our 7th anniversary and both said we feel like we're in a really good place in our marriage and family life.  So I praise God for that!  I'm so grateful and thankful for the many blessings I have been given, though there are certainly days I must remind myself of that truth.

Our health issues have been random here and there but overall manageable.  ;)  Daniel just completed 3 months of wearing a cranial band to reshape his skull (just like Benjamin had to have).  I'm also pretty certain he has some sort of tolerance issues with dairy.  Hannah is scheduled to have a minor surgery to remove a small cyst on her upper lip next month.  James' RA and my vertigo have actually been quite manageable in recent months.  I'm having upper neck pains/headaches again lately but that's probably because I've had to forgo chiropractor visits because of scheduling difficulties.  Overall, God has been gracious.

As the fall begins, I do tend to get anxious looking at the months of activity in advance.  I have to remind myself to take one day at a time.  God gives us mercies for today.  More often than not, life doesn't feel quite as hectic as I anticipate it will.

So here we are.  Let me know if you want to hear from this blog more often or if you're satisfied with my FB updates. ;)  We'll see what the future months bring.

Until next time...

Take care,
Terra