School Portrait (don’t you love portrait CDs?)
Over the next few weeks, I will be preparing to close up this blog. Not to stop blogging. But I will be starting a new, fresh blog. I will post the URL here when I have it. But it will take a little while to figure out my new online identity. So, expect not much posting until late September, then a brief summary post. I will have this blog printed and bound as I have my previous iterations. And then…
A whole new me.
Spoke with the girl today. She flew as an unaccompanied minor to her grandmother in Northern California. In her words “It was OK, I got bored.”
But she is having a grand time on her “Mammaw Vacation”. She has reportedly been on the go constantly. Badmitton and water slides, and kids to play with. Today was crafts.
I feel like I should write a post because it has been awhile. So much is going on for me, but I just can’t write about it yet. That makes it harder to post about the daily details.
I have learned a few things.. or had reminders of things I knew
I have some really good friends.
There are people looking out for me.
My daughter has a very loving heart.
I feel most “me” when I am strong and moving forward.
I am sprouting a new attitude and feeling good. Great new (to me, old to everyone else) workout song: Duran Duran – reach up for the sunrise.
These two songs lifted my outlook on life during my 35 min – 12 mile cycling. I am trying to get to 45 min at a time….
What blessings has God given you that you don’t want? That you might be trying to push away?*
Could my struggles actually be within God’s will? I have always known he has not left me and that he would ultimately use it for His glory. But could I be being led through the desert here? I don’t think so, I know when I am pursuing my own desires.. but all the stuff around that – could all of that actually be answers, though painful and unexpected answers to my year long prayer that I ceased praying last September?
*That is part of a conversation in comments on my friend Pisco’s blog But the thought is very timely for me.