Friday, December 10, 2010

Lou? Who's Lou???

Who is this woman? Lou? Why is she commenting on my blog? Do I even know her?

Yes, friends. It has been THAT long. I'm really looking forward to catching up with all of you!

Have you ever needed a break from technology? From revealing your innermost thoughts via text on a daily basis? I did. I needed to be alone with God for a while.

Not a lot has changed in my life since my last post. My two boys are still absorbing every last bit of energy I have, which I gladly give. They are such precious little people. I appreciate spending time with them more now that they are both in school a few hours during the week. My husband and I have started going on a date twice a month. They have made a huge impact on our relationship as husband and wife. My grandfather is still suffering from terminal cancer. He is down to his last few months and isn't expected to survive the spring.

But I have changed. I've found that I'm more open to having close friends and able to enjoy those relationships in a way I haven't since becoming a mother. I don't spend every moment of every day fearing the worst for my children anymore. Instead, I find myself enjoying the time I have with them and thanking God for keeping them safe, especially when my three year old takes off running down our busy street, as he did yesterday. Or when he tries to let his little brother out the front door while I'm doing dishes, as he did Tuesday morning. Or when I discover my 18 month old has gotten himself stuck behind the refrigerator again (how does he squeeze into a space so small??).

Things are good. Life is good. GOD is good. I'm looking forward to a lovely holiday season with my family and find myself so incredibly thankful this morning for all God has done in my life. The most amazing change is when nothing in life has changed from an outside perspective.... but, yet, it has from a personal perspective.

I hope you all are well! I am looking forward to visiting you all soon!!!

7 comments:

Beth E. said...

It's good to hear from you! I've not been a faithful blogger, either. Too much has been going on. I'm trying to get back into the swing of it now, but it's a busy time of year to try to do much blog hopping.

Glad everyone in your family is doing well. :-)

Blessings...

He & Me + 3 said...

Well it seems that you have taken a longer break than me. LOL I cannot believe how busy life has gotten these past few months. Blogging has had to take a backseat and I miss it...I miss my friends.
Hugs,
Mimi

Scattered Mommy said...

If this were FB, I would automatically hit "like" for your blog post! God IS good, life is busy, and we are moms! Whew! That is a lot to have in one sentence.

Lloyd said...

Glad to see you back Lou...you and your blog are a blessing to those who read it. May you and your family have a blessed and Merry CHRISTmas. Lloyd

Toyin O. said...

It great to see how God can change us from the inside out when we spend time in his presence. Praise God that he is growing you on so many levels. I just also want to thank you for your visit and gracious comment. Have a blessed day!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I fully understand about taking breaks. My middle name is "Coffee Break" :-)

God bless you Lou and have a great Christmas :-)

~Ron
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Lloyd said...

Lou... I Just dropped in to wish you and your family a Merry CHRISTmas. God bless, Lloyd