that's one reason that i have really enjoyed keeping this blog. over the last 9 months or so it has really helped me to keep track, to document these days as they pass. but, over the last few weeks while i have so much time away from the computer, i've had the chance to really reflect on why i blog at all and if i really want to keep at it.
one of the reasons why i do this thing is to keep people posted on our lives. i have been able to stay in contact with family and friends and give you a little glimpse into our lives through my silly anecdotes and our family photos. it seems to me that, for those who stop by from time to time, this is a valuable way to stay in touch. it isn't exactly a conversation, but it is at least a contact.
one of the other main reasons i do this is that i really love the creative outlet. i love to write, in case you haven't figured that out yet, and while i don't have any crazy fantasies about being an incredible writer, i do know that writing is a bit of a gift for me. and so it is fun for me to use that gift, to put down into words what is sometimes going on in my head and heart. i have done this in my journal for years. this has served as a way to share some of that. and, to be honest, i have enjoyed that. i hope it is for more than just to serve my ego. i hope that it brings me pleasure, in part, because there is Spirit in the words and sometimes we need that from one another to keep moving on. if i am called to share the good news, then maybe for one who loves words so much, i am called to share it through this venue. at least for now.
and so i will continue to blog. hopefully as the summer comes to an end and the fall begins i will be a bit more regular in my posting. for all of you that stop by regularly, or from time to time, thanks for being here.
here is jack and three of his cousins at shannon's parents house a couple of weeks ago.
here is a picture i took at the warren county fair last week. it was a great idea to take the kids to the fair on an evening when it was 96 degrees outside. right. remind me to tell you about that...
here is cade last week with his great-pap. cade looks very serious.