My domain name came up for renewal and it made me realize that I hadn't posted anything since June 10, 2022. At that time, I had planned on starting to blog again, at least occasionally, but....as life would have it, and as it so often does....things changed. The very next day after that post, because of my Mom's progression of Alzheimer's, I moved in with her. It was just like that, Y'all. One day, I'm going on a long hike with my grand kiddos, and two days later...my life totally changed. I lived with my Mom for almost 5 months and it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, at least emotionally, and I was already struggling with another life issue. For those who've never dealt with Alzheimer's personally....well, it's just the most terrible disease. I won't go into any details, but it took a toll on me, both physically and emotionally. My little Momma passed away on October 24th of last year and I'm still grieving losing her. In some way, I took care of her for 11 years and I still think about her so often during the day, needing to go see her or call and check on her....and I so often just feel lost. My daughter told me that the time with Mom was for more than just taking care of her....and it most definitely was. It taught me so much....about myself and others. It made me realize that God uses each and every pain that we go through for our growth and maturity....and yes, for His glory.
I'm not writing this to garner sympathy. I just wanted to check in and let those of you who don't follow me on Facebook know what happened to me. I hope to start blogging again, at least occasionally. I'm even considering starting back up our Friday Foto Friends. Who knows, right? Things could change again in the blink of an eye.
Love and prayers to each of you for taking the time to read this. Just sharing these thoughts has been therapeutic for me.
HOPE your Wednesday is full of blessings!