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Hi… remember me?  It’s been a while since I’ve posted – and that has been intentional.

I realized over Thanksgiving that I was holding on to a lot of guilt for things that I was not getting done.  And the worst thing about it was that the things I wasn’t getting done and feeling guilt about were supposed to be funthings – like knitting projects or this blog – not the necessary things in life – like dishes, laundry, etc.  The necessary things in life were not getting done, but I wasn’t feeling guilt about them!  When I had a spare moment, I tried to squeeze in something crafty or do something on this site… not clean out my sink or the bathtub, or spend time with my kiddos and hubby. 

So I needed a break to get my priorities straight.  I struggle with the time I spend on the computer anyway – I have way too much fun looking at great new things online or chatting with friends in forums.  I needed to step back and pay attention to what God has for me, which has not been what I’ve been focusing on.  I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom of two wonderful boys, with an amazing hubby who provides a wonderful home for us – and all that the Lord provided was being neglected.  My calling is to my family, not my computer. 

I’ve seen others online who have struggled with this, and some have just walked away.  I never thought I’d be able to do that – just stop going to a forum or stop posting on my blog – but the time came to make my decision, and I needed to walk away. 

I have felt guilty about this, too… just after the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, I find all kinds of new bloggy friends, and I was really hoping to grow this blog into something…. I don’t know what, but I really wanted to do something bigger than what I’ve been doing.  But now is not the time for that.

So that is the reason for the silence over here.  I am not walking away forever… but I do need to be obedient to the Lord, and I don’t know when He will have me being able to come back.  I will still be posting over at Impress Your Kids, and if I can get my act together, I’ll be posting updates on my boys at My Adventures in Mother-land, so you can check in on me there…. and I’m still keeping up with you guys through your blogs, too.

May God bless you richly…. until we meet again.

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