Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good Bye

I am thinking based on my lack of posts lately, it might be time to hang it up.
I have no nappers in the nest anymore.
I have many baseballs to throw, dirt to sweep out of the house, bugs to catch, and spray N wash to use.
I have loved sharing our lives with you; the funny, precious moments! It is hard for me to think about doing something in a kinda way. Thus, I have the need to explain what I intend to do and how it is I came to this.
Right now, I don't have the energy (at least not when I need to wake up) to stay up late to post. My afternoons need to be spent doing sight words, cleaning out my car, and pretty much getting the laundry put away.
I have loved your comments and getting to meet new friends as well as catching up with old ones!
I have loved reading about many of your families.
I will miss blogging so much, but my little guys and my big one need my attention. I have learned this in the last few years- I don't want to do it all. :) Not to mention, I can't do it all. So, that which God has called me to, is what I want to do best. PLEASE don't go thinkin' that I am some great Christian woman with her ducks in a row.....I dare you to look in my car, or my house for that matter, not to mention my heart! Many of you gals have a ministry of encouraging other women through your blogs and you are able to use it in great ways!!!! Please don't feel that I am saying blogging is wrong. By no means. This is where I am now, for me, for my family.
Here are some closing quotes from a Bible study I am doing on Becoming a Woman of Simplicity:
"In seeking the Best we soon find that our enemy is our good things, not our bad. The things that keep us back from God's best are not sin and imperfection, but the things that are right and good and noble from a natural standpoint...very few of us debate with the sordid and evil and wrong, but we do debate with the good." Oswald Chambers

"O Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone." Elizabeth Fry

"Because I'm less concerned with what others think, my schedule is less crowded with things I once imagined would earn me recognition and fill my empty heart. I now enjoy the freedom to say yes to opportunities that produce gladness in my heart and a greater freedom to say no, even if it's a good thing I've been invited to do. This doesn't mean that I'm less busy. It simply means that there's time now for things I was always hoping before to squeeze into my schedule." Fil Anderson


Darby said...

Andi, I completely understand your decision to do this... but I will miss the little peeks into your heart that you share... maybe I can get them over a late night coffee at Barnes & Noble instead, deal?? :)

MLS said...

Totally understand...will miss your insight. Have fun with those boys of yours!

Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann said...

Will miss you. Any possibility of a random post here and there? I love keeping up with you guys this way and sometimes even get some devotion time here. Just know it doesn't have to be all or nothing. I go months without posting and that's alright, who's blog is it anyway?! Definitely understand prioritizing and trying to live more simply. Love to all of you. I love thinking of you throwing the baseball!

Lori said...

Wow - those are great quotes. Fellow moms can definitely respect your decision to focus on other things. :) Blessings!

Lori said...

I LOVE that quote from F Anderson. It challenges and convicts me each time I read it! I've thought about hanging up the blogging as well at times... it's a delicate balance. Looks like you've found it! :)

Lori said...

Ok, this is funny. I didn't scroll down to see that I commented on this months ago. :) Total blonde moment!