Friday, November 12, 2010

Blogging Therapy

The sun is still shining....
Breakfasts are being eaten,
school lunches being packed...
I've collected acorns with Charlie,
vacuumed up a giant mess made with powdered sugar,
attended teacher conferences and remembered basketball & swim practices...
Everyday life with young children is quite possibly the
best therapy right now.  I am grateful for the simple,
sometimes mundane, tasks of caring for a home and family
to remind myself that amidst a sad time our lives will go on.

And blogging will too.
Because I enjoy and crave the creative outlet.
Because beautiful homes, inspiring & funny women, new recipes & projects
are things I've missed reading about this last week.

Here are just a few of the images that made me smile,
 as I began to play catch-up in Google Reader today.

I think I'm drawn to all these homes because they look real.
Not overly perfect and all coordinated.
Maybe a little teeny bit messy, because life is messy,
and messy can be beautiful.

I wish all of you a lovely weekend.
Thank you again for all your kind comments, emails and prayers.
While I don't have thousands of readers (ok, let's be honest, I don't have hundreds of readers either) but those of you that do read this blog are a genuinely kind bunch of ladies, and I feel lucky to "know" you.
I look forward to catching back up with you on your blogs too!


  1. I love this kind of therapy too! Hope you all are able to get back into the "normal" swing of things again soon!

  2. messy IS beautiful! i'm so sorry for your loss, but so glad that you are finding bright moments in your days. blessings to you and yours.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. You may feel free to have a therapy session anytime you like. We will all be here for you:)

    Amy R.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. glad you are taking comfort in your family and every day life.

  5. I can't remember how I found your blog but I read it often and enjoy your tastes in decorating. Now I am touched by the sweet words you shared about your mother-in-law. Your words speak volumes about her. As a mother-in-law myself, it is a blessing to hear how much you cared about her. I am sorry for your loss.

  6. I don't have tons of readers either, but I sure have connected with some neat ladies...and so many who love the a Lord (like you!). Makes it worth it.