Hello, Blog World! It feels good to be here. Though I haven’t been able to making blogging a priority over the past several months, I have certainly missed writing. Some of you so kindly acknowledged that you missed me during my absence, and I very much appreciate that. It has been important to me that what I write on this blog comes from a place of true inspiration and not merely from an obligation to make an appearance. For whatever reason, some of that inspiration was missing for the past months, and just as some of you were patiently awaiting my return, so I was patiently awaiting my ability to. And, finally, here I am, feeling inspired once again.
The past nine months were for me largely dominated by homeschooling. The beginning of Abel’s Kindergarten year brought with it a higher level of time commitment, so much of my energies were focused on my role of teaching. Blogging wasn’t the only thing that temporarily went by the wayside. So, too, did some of my perfectionist housekeeping ways… by necessity, of course. I’m not sure that any of us really even noticed the slip in cleanliness until this past week since our summer break began. With no school to claim my mornings, my house is regaining a more “spic and span” feel… and that feels good to me!
One thing I haven’t quite regained, though, is a healthy level of energy. The past couple months frequently saw Travis and me up into the wee hours of the morning completing projects (we finished our basement early this spring); and now that those projects are all done, my body seems to be begging me to get back to a proper schedule. In fact, I recently found myself so overwhelmingly in need of sleep that I even became convinced I was pregnant. (I wasn’t.) But one thing is clear, that I will evidently be always seeking to find that perfect balance between all the things I must do.
It is my prayer for this summer that God will give me that balance–that He will give me wisdom in how I use my time and energy. I don’t want to be here just spinning my wheels to accomplish my own agenda. I want to remember that my time and my energy, limited as they are, belong to God. I must use them to advance His purposes. I must seek His direction for my days. I must be sensitive to His leading. And I must be willing to follow.
And the thought of what He might do, my friends… now THAT is inspiring!