Things in our lives have been really, really crazy lately and this little blog of mine has taken a backseat to all of the more important things in my life. Which is fine because it hasn't really grown in the last year and I'll never be a Grace or a Jen and that's okay. It's okay because I love my small life in my small town with my crazy chaotic schedule and all the demands for my attention. I am transitioning into a second season in my life.
We are moving from our quiet country life back into town (if we ever find a house) and that means close proximity to my sister and her kids. Which means cultivating real relationships instead of e-relationships. It means doors slamming, kids yelling, and interaction with people with whom I do not share a last name after work hours. I am excited about the extra time we will have that was previously filled with commuting from one place to another.
I have also started taking more photos for friends and family. I don't know that photography will ever become my main job as I had dreamed but it is definitely becoming more predominant and that is very exciting for me. I am hopeful for this next part of my family's journey and for the new memories we will make. I'm also a little anxious and nervous. I don't adjust well to change. I think it stems from my childhood years when we moved so often and I never really formed those deep, long lasting relationships with people not linked to me by DNA.
So all that being said, I think it is time to say farewell to my blog life and focus on other things. As much as I love writing and sharing the stories of my family I feel guilty when I don't post for an extended amount of time (not that I am fooling myself into thinking anyone else has a vested interest in my posts) because it feels that I am neglecting one of my children. I barely have time to read the blogs I love so much so it just doesn't feel like this is the time for Hays House to be a focus. I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has taken time out of their own busy lives to read what I have written. And especially those of you who have left comments encouraging me and praying for me during trying times. You have been wonderful and rest assured, I will continue to keep abreast of the happenings in your lives. I love you all!