Since today is April 1, I guess I should probably preface all this with a caveat: THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE…
I need to say good-bye. This is a decision that was hard to reach, but one that I have been struggling with for many months.
I feel like I am in a stage of life where I need to give my family 100%. For a while, I hoped that I would be able to continue the blog, only writing when I could or when I had the extra time…but for those of you who know me, you’ll know that I don’t do anything half-way. I either do something or I don’t. I don’t kinda give part of myself to something.
I need my heart to be with my family 100%. I feel like that’s my calling as a wife and a mother to small children. I was trying as hard as I could to be the Proverbs 31 woman and do it all…until it was pointed out to me by a loving friend that it wasn’t possible for me to do that – and that in fact, the Proverbs 31 woman had children old enough to rise and call her “blessed.” Annie (my oldest at 4 years) arises and says “Mama, what’s for breakfast?”
I don’t want my free time to be spent on social media and the blog – I want my free time playing with my kids or learning a new skill…or reading for ENJOYMENT.
I need time to be a normal person – a normal mommy (well, as normal as I can be given the craziness of myself).
I’m tired of trying to learn to harden my heart against nasty things said to me and my family – honestly, I don’t want my heart hardened. I want my heart sensitive. And there are some things that have been said to us that I will never forget (because words DO hurt).
I have so enjoyed getting to know you all these past four years. I feel like I know most of you personally – thank you for your love, your support, and your endless prayers. They mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
I will still hang around on Instagram. Barry will still use Facebook to put up older posts for you to read. But there won’t be any new content on SMC.
Don’t worry – the blog will stay up. You’ll still be able to comment and find recipes if you need them. I don’t have them all printed either.
Will I be back? I don’t know. As of now, I’m leaving indefinitely.
I love you guys.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..” Ecclesiastes 3:1