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Monday, June 11, 2012

Life-A Beautiful Ride



It is an interesting thing, being a writer of a blog.  There is a gift of a following, and it is not one I take for granted.  I have often found myself wishing that we could all just sit and chat.  I wonder about your lives and wish I could know each and everyone of you.

I love sharing our world through this blog and feel so blessed that anyone would care to read it.  I have found myself frustrated as summer has hit.  I feel I have so much to say and share, but... TIME.  It has not been easy to find.  Actually, it is more than that.  Summer has hit like a ton of bricks.  There has been hardship in our close family.  A family death and more.  I usually deal with the tragic by sharing and writing, receiving your comments & encouragement. But these are not my stories to tell, so I have been processing quietly.

In the midst of the hard, there are so many precious moments, most of them with my girls.  My house went from quiet, clean, organized--the perfect place for one to write, to absolute CRAZINESS!  It is messy, lived in, full of giggly girls (mine and neighbors) & LOUD!  Honestly, I have loved every minute.  My girls, age 9, 11, & 12, are at super fun ages, and I find myself smiling all day at them.  I have had to be purposeful in telling myself (yes, I talk at myself sometimes) that memories made mean messes made, and I let go of my clean house standards.  I tell myself I can find them in the fall again, when little ones go back to school and the house gets quiet.

I will be working on some hot spots that if I don't do anything about, will grow into mountains by fall, so look for some organizing posts coming up.

I hope your summer is going well.  I'd love to know what you are up to and how you have adjusted.  Know that I think of you all often, my readers, and thank you for supporting me and my family by continuing to read this blog.

Blessings to you all,

6 comments:

  1. Been thinking about you lately. Sorry to hear that all is not well. I continue to pray for you, as well as check in here. :)

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  2. Amy, love your blog! Sorry to hear of the death in your family, death has a way of claiming some of our joy, peace and loveliness! I will pray that your family will rise above this mess and stand strong in your faith!

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  3. I love following your blog! I am sorry for the hard days that you have faced already. Summer doesn't change much for me, as I work out-side the home. But, my daughter is getting married in just two weeks, so we are in the throws of final preparations!

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  4. All the same right back at you, Amy, truly, honestly.

    Patricia

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  5. You make my heart smile. Blessings~

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  6. Amy, I am Elle, and I blog at www.cottonbottommama.com from Omaha. I am incredibly inspired by you, especially in your marriage and your commitment to healthy food. I love your recipes and homemade cleaning ideas. I know you are committed to making your home a healthy place. Are you familiar with EWG's skin deep database? http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ I have found it to be incredibly helpful in choosing products for my home and body. Thanks for such a great blog!

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Thank you so much for your lovely words to me! Due to the number of comments I receive, I cannot respond to all of them - but know that I read and love every word. If you have a question in need of a response, please e-mail sponsornewnostalgia@gmail.com and either Robyn or I will get back to you.