I forgot that Saturday marked the 'anniversary' of my blog. I've been blogging for a whole year now. When I started I didn't think I'd have much to say or that I'd even be able to do it. But, it worked out.
I've really enjoyed having a blog. It's amazing to me that I feel free to tell the world about my life. It's really important to me to be real and transparent, even to strangers :) I've certainly grown a lot this past year- in my faith, in my knowledge about health and nutrition, about parenting and my marriage. It's very exciting because a year from now I'll know even more :) We are always learning in the school of life.
I also love 'hearing' what people have to say in the comments. Thank you all so very much for being so sweet and friendly. It does mean a lot to me, so if you haven't commented, go for it. I don't always comment on the comments, lol, but I try to recognize new people, though I miss them sometimes. You are all welcome and I greatly enjoy what you have to say. Again, thank you all for being my friends :)
I hope that I've been able to help fellow homemakers and mothers in some way. I try to pass on whatever I have learned that is helpful in this role because I felt so unprepared for it. Talk about a journey! It still is...
About my previous post on my heart change towards parenting and my children. My mother-in-law honestly was not trying to hurt me, but coming from someone I didn't know that well, the words were very, very hurtful. Reading words on a screen in no way compares to hearing the words from someone's mouth. It did cause me to seek out what I was supposed to be doing and then I learned about the Godly role and submission etc. That is great, but still, I guess some of the scars remain, and I am trying to get those scars erased now. All is forgiven, I harbor no ill feelings towards her, I love her a lot. She felt frustrated that she couldn't help me out more since she was so far away. I was just relating the reason why I was where I was so you could understand the epiphany I had. Make sense?
The Lord has truly been working on me. My heart is different and even though they still 'work my nerves' and I am better able to deal with it calmly and it's easier to just drop everything. I've been working at including them in what I am doing and keeping them all with me. It's a process and I'm not perfect, but it's better. Thank you Jesus! Love truly does cover a multitude of sins.