Yesterday I sat down at my computer with a reheated cup coffee and apple slices and began editing pictures of life lately. They are my favorite kind to shoot anymore. Candid, real life, our life.
It was then I realized that I also have missed sharing them here, with all of you. This space IS a part of my life as well. I have missed posting things on my heart, pictures of my wild children, recipes of the food I love and random quotes from my 4 year old.
I have noticed that things have slowed down quite a bit in the blogging world, at least in the sphere I'm in. I think in general people are pulling in and focusing on what is in their homes. That's a good thing.
Less comparing and trying to grow our spaces, and more being grateful for what we already have.
Being pregnant this time around has had an odd effect on me. I all of a sudden am fine just 'being' and haven't felt the need to say much. I can't really describe it, it all just came on at once. I went almost 2 weeks without posting anything on Instagram and hadn't even noticed. I looked through my phone to see if I had anything worth sharing and realized I hadn't even taken a picture in two weeks. I started receiving comments and texts from so many of you asking if I was ok. It blessed me big time. It kind of shook me and snapped me out of this dazed funk I was in. I had been going in such overdrive that I think I went to the other extreme and just shut down.
I've been striving to find the balance of being focused on my family and our life and making such a priority to "keep up" with everyone else. Relationship is so important and I've found that pulling away can greatly affect my countenance. I am grateful for each of you. I love the two way relationship that has come from this little space and for how much it actually can fill me up. I think pouring out can be just as life-giving as drawing in.
So yes, we are well, life is good. Very good. Thanks for caring and checking in.