Saturday, September 10, 2011

Let's Try This Again

I can not believe it has been 10 months since I last posted anything on this blog. I am really hoping that I can get things going again. Hopefully there are still a few of you who are interested.

I think I should let you know a little about what has been going on in my life this last year. For starters my dad had a massive stroke 2 years ago this Thanksgiving. It left him completely paralized on his left side and totally dependent on someone to help him with everything. It has taken my family some time to help him adjust, but we finally have things somewhat figured out. It is still a daily stuggle, but my family is amazing and has worked together to help my mom figure out how to deal with things. In fact, she has just finished up adding a room to the back of her house so that dad can finally get a real shower and have a private place to sleep and live that is not the living room.

About 18 months ago my husband was laid off from his job and has finally found a full time job starting soon. Praise the Lord. In the last 6 months we have also sold our house and moved. Add on top of that starting to homeschool my 1st grader along with a 3 year old and an 18 month old.

You can say that things have been a bit crazy. I have to give God the glory for sustaining us above and beyond what we ever could have imagined. Throughout the last 18 months of Roger's job hunt he has managed to find several part time jobs that have made enough money to keep us going. In fact, more then just floating. My hard working man along with a frugal lifestyle has allowed us to pay off 1 student loan in full, pay off numerous medical debts, and put some in savings. I am not saying that some months did not get a little lean, but God brought us through it all.

I am planning to try and revive this blog as time allows. I have had to learn in the last year that I run this blog, the blog does not run me. I have had to learn to prioritize and set a schedule. I can not tell you how important a schedule is. I do not feel like I am worried that I will not have time for something because I know there is a scheduled time for it during each day. Hopefully with this new found knowledge I can make this blog a success.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! We missed you! But it sounds like you had many things that are much more important going on. We also took a break from blogging for a while to deal with a difficult pregnancy, regroup as a family and really decide how to make our schedules work! God is good as we are back and have been back a couple of months. We homeschool as well and it is a huge blessing! Alex also works from home now too. Thank you for your site and we hope that we can work together again as we really appreciate your site! God Bless as you seek to be faithful and start up again!