Thursday, October 7, 2010

A season of less

At first I didn't recognize this for what it is, but after prayer and seeking, I have come to the conclusion that I am deep into a season of less. I am not talking about 'doing more with less' but rather I am learning just to cope with less.  Less energy.  Less time.  Less creativity. Less patience. I guess it is all just part of the rhythm of  life with chronic illness and growing children.  While we have knocked some activities from the schedule, we are still a busy homeschooling family.  That's a God given priority for our family, and because of the energy it takes each day, I have less to give to other areas - including my blog.  It's hard to think of helpful things to say or projects to show when by end of day I am just ready for sleep.  I rarely wake up rested even after 10-12 hours of complete oblivion, so just starting each new day is a challenge.  By the grace of God, we are all learning to see the little things as simple joys. This is not a season without joy - far from it!  Often the little joys we find are just not the type for sharing.

For now I think my blog is just on hold.  It takes time.  It takes energy.  It takes creativity.  I have none to spare  right now.  When I do, I'll be back, but I am finished with feeling badly for not blogging, so I thought I'd best offer an explanation to my dear faithful readers. 
Now I can just quietly enjoy this season of less.

Thank you.

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