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Friday, June 9, 2017

The Next Step On This Journey

Well, after spending a little time praying about if and when to continue this blog, on Thursday afternoon of this week everything just seemed to come together.  While I have loved this blog, other than around the holidays it had honestly become more of an obligation than a joy.  As I was processing that realization I also realized that part of the problem is that it really no longer accurately reflects where I am in life right now. 

When I first began this blog, I was a stay at home mom, married, living in a farmhouse on 17 acres of land and homeschooling my daughter, so the concept upon which I built the blog and my posts were relevant to my life. And while a lot of the fundamental things have remained the same, there have been some major changes that have taken place over the past two years.  First with a move to a larger city and into an apartment, my daughter's maturing into her high school years with a brief enrollment in public school, and the biggest change came when my husband and I separated and he moved to Delaware and my daughter and I moved to Texas to care for my mom.   I haven't had a "home", at least in the sense of being "my home" for awhile now, so managing the house and decorating and all the things I loved to share, took a back seat to adjusting to the new normal, going back to school, and honestly, processing a lot of emotions.  None of which I was particularly inspired to write about!

But with my mom's recent passing we now find ourselves in the midst of change once again, and we will be moving back to Virginia and through the generous blessing of dear friends, into a space that will once again be all our own.  I am not only excited about the prospect of feeling centered and grounded in a space again, but equally as excited to begin sharing the next chapter of our life with you!  I can already envision posts about home keeping, cooking, scheduling household tasks, as well as remaining true to my desire to live slowly and intentionally.  Though I won't be a full time stay at home mom, I know that as I work to find a job and maintain balance in my life that I'll want to share that journey here with you, as well.  To be honest, I'm not really sure how it's all going to come together, but I do know this, God is already there and I just need to trust Him at every step in the journey!  He has been so faithful to me over these past sixteen months, and I know that He will remain with me as I step into this next chapter.

With that, you can find me over at my new blog, Dirt On My Boots.  Remaining true to my Texas lineage, which I will always hold dear, "Dirt on my boots" is symbolic of this Texas girl's journey down the road where the Holy Spirit so faithfully leads me.  It is also derived from a sermon I once had the privilege to hear, in which the speaker talked of following the Lord so closely that you were covered with "the dust of the Rabbi".  And since I'll always be a Texan at heart, well then naturally that means that in order to remain that close I'm going to get a little dirt on my boots!  I hope you will enjoy following along with me!  I am not sure how often I will be posting over the next few weeks as we are packing and preparing for the move, but I will try to pop in a little here and there!

Until then . . .
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