I glanced at my posts and see I have only posted once each month for the last few months and to tell you the truth……..it felt good. I had much to say but didn’t want to write or type or talk.
I just wanted to live. I wanted to pray. I wanted to just be in my in real life home alone with my family and no computer.
And yes I have paid for it by losing readers and subscribers. I have lost touch with my online friends and know it may be hard to catch up with them. I have lost contact with business partners that I have worked with by being absent from twitter and facebook.
But the price I pay being offline was nothing compared to the blessings that I recieved while at home. My Father and I have spent more time together each morning. My husband and I have had more communication and alone time. My kids don’t think I am always on the computer and have enjoyed mommy paying much more attention to them. My kids, hubby, and I have spent more time together as a family. All in all the time spent was really just to concentrate on home, health, and well being.
But, yes there is a but…..I missed my time. My social media life, aka blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and pinning have become part of my life. I love this part of me so I will start again to develop what I worked on for the last 3 years but this time I will have balance. I know that if too much time is spent in one area of life then others suffer. And all of that affects my body…aka my fibro!
I am here to say we women can do many things and have many hats and do it all – whatever our all is- but we have to really know our priorities and balance our day to put those priorities first. We all have different seasons of life and we need to know what season we are in and what season God wants us in. We need to quit comparing ourselves to everyone else and be content right where we are today.
So, bottom line is I am back but at a different place then when I started this online life 3 years ago. I started laying in bed with no outside connections. I was alone all winter while my husband worked and my kids attended public school. That was a different season and my online life served the purpose of then but not now. It is time to tweak.
Now I will begin ground work for this season. I still have fibro and daily pain but nothing compared to that winter three years ago. My kids are at home being homeschooled. My husband and I are different together, working together and trying to be one as God wants. We are not going away from each other but growing closer and closer to each other.
Three years have passed and each one of us is different and my family is focusing on God and us as a family and everything else comes second or further down the priority line!
I hope you come back as a reader. I have many wonderful things planned. Stay tuned for information, reviews, giveaways and more fibro and chronic illness help and support.
I missed you and am glad to be back.
p.s. the kids have had great times playing with friends this summer while those friends are home from school (see pictures)