It's been awhile since my last post; thanks to each of you that has emailed during my absence. I love my blogging friends and miss you--even in my silence.
The question begs to be asked--WHAT could possibly be going on that would stop me from blogging? After all, an addiction needs to be fed! There are places to visit and people to see! How does it happen that we become so busy we are not able to pop in and say "Hi!?"
It's simple....life! Add to that my bent for procrastination and you get--silence.
Still, I am thankful for and smile throughout the day as I think about this blogging community!
Emma and Katie are doing so well. Stop by Grandma Dawn's site and take a peek! They! Are! Adorable! And such gifts! I am so thankful for God's blessings on Kristen and her entire family. As Heather continually testifies: "God is so good....ALL the time!"
I am thankful for the busy-ness of taking two college courses...at the same time! How in the world do our "traditional" students take four courses each quarter? My brain is having just a little trouble multi-tasking while storing two separate sets of data and facts without meshing them together! And still, I love learning! May of 2005, I finished a non-traditional student degree in Psychology with a focus on family and marriage. However, I needed to finish just a few elective credits before I receive my degree. My cohort walked in graduation, I went on to plan the final stages of our daughter's wedding. Then there was the extended trip to South Africa. Then the Holidays. Then Argentina. Then Summer. Then.....then....then.....and I find myself looking at 2008 without wrapping up the necessary credits so I can begin my Masters work. Hence--the last remaining credits are being hit hard this semester: A Literary Analysis course and The Use of Scripture in Christian Counseling to secure my Certificate in Christian Counseling.
Seriously, friends, WHAT WAS I THINKING! Life does not slow down just because I need to finish these credits! So I have been busy trying to add an additional 20 or 30 hours to my week of studious commitment.
So before I sit down with my text in hand and finish my assignment for tonights class, I wanted to stop by and say a long overdue....."HELLO!" "Hope you are doing well" and "I'll be stopping by your place...SOON!"
I am thankful for the opportunities that come our way and the freedom to pursue a life-time goal...even in a "non-traditional" way.
I am thankful for the distraction and the subtle ways this effort models to my children. Mom is more than just a "Mom;" she is a real life woman with real life dreams and goals. This is important, especially for a parent of a wayward child. It is vital for our own well-being to step out of their life and into our own--all while praying that God will storm into their path and redirect their ways.
Have a great TT!