Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Random Thoughts....

I'm almost emabarrassed (and if I just mispelled embarrassed, I'm even more embarrassed!) because I have a blog and I did not post for the entire month of January. In fact I have a few blogs and didn't post on any of them. Not only that, I haven't read any of my favorite blogs either.

When I started my blogs, I had such grand plans for them. First this general blog, Then my blog, which addressed both my struggle and my passion for us all to know we are beautiful just because God made us. And finally, in August, 2008, I started a blog for teens. I have such a heart for teen girls. As I tried to keep it all up, I just became overwhelmed. As the old saying goes, I bit off more than I can chew.

I thought about merging 2 of my blogs, but I have since reconsidered. I am putting the teen blog on hold. Truthfully, teens are not into blogging. I may end up using that blog for something and I may not. For now, I'm not. But I have made a decision to keep this blog and the "I Am Beautiful" blog active. For a while, not only have I not been blogging, but I also haven't been writing devotions, articles, or studying and preparing for my messages like I usually do. I have just been in a state of paralysis or something. Slack maybe. Resting maybe. I've been spending time with my family. And I have been reading a lot. And most importantly, I've been working so hard on my marriage. I started "The Love Dare" and I'm half way through. I'm sure I'll write more on that later because it has made such a huge impact on me, the way I view marriage, and my marriage itself.

This weekend Jeff and I are leaving on a getaway for just the 2 of us. Our friends, Kenny and Denise, have a gorgeous mountain house with amazing views. We are leaving Friday and staying the weekend. We haven't been away with no kids in a few years. I am so excited. I can't wait. We will have no internet connection, no cell phone connection, and no kids. Whatever will we do? ;)

I'm watching basketball right now. I'm a football girl, but since football is over, I'm hopping on the bb train for a while. Still pulling for the same teams though.

It snowed last night. My kids had no school today. I'm hoping they will be back in school tomorrow.




Alichia said...

Hey Melissa! Glad to see you back. I've prayed for you several times as I checked in on you and didn't find you here.
Just today I met with the women's minister at my church about my story (which you and I discussed through email sometime ago). I still don't have definate answers, but believe God will show me in time.
Enjoy your weekend getaway, sounds wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Good for you! I am glad to see a mother/wife take a step back and re-evaluate life and not be afraid to put some things on the back burner for awhile....will keep checking in on you =D

Joyful said...

Hey Melissa! What a lovely surprise this morning. No explainations needed. We're women and we're friends. Different seasons and priorities require time. You are choosing wisely and pouring into the precious family God has blessed you with - that's always the best choice.

Have a wonderful weekend. I can't even remember the last time my husband and I had even a day away on our own - boy, that's pathetic! Enjoy every minute ;o)

Love, hugs and prayers (I was praying for you, your family and your Mom yesterday morning),
PS. For the spelled embarrassed right!!!

Cheri Bunch said...

Sweet Melissa~

I have seasons like this. I am learning to enjoy them.......Sometimes I wrestle with it awhile, but I am learning that fruitful seasons often follow a season dormancy.
Praying blessings on your marriage. Whew! Marriage is work! But all the effort is worth it! Scotty and I have been married 30 years! We have had some very rough hurdles through the years, but presently it is better than I ever could have dreamed. I believe that is only a result of prayer and hard work! I've been to the point of throwing in the towel several times, but praise the Lord, He helped me to keep going! It has paid off.

I love Lysa's little books on marriage. They have made a huge difference for us.

May your good marriage find a new level of greatness!!!!! Abundant blessings for you, my friend!!!!

Love you lots,

AustinRei said...

I was searching Christian sites I could join just to find encouragement on my now solitary path. I needed support, strength to move forward...alone. Yours came to me by accident. So I pointed the mouse My husband left 5 months ago, I could prob count it down for you down to the very day and minute, but 5 months will suffice. We didn't start talking again till Valentines Day, about 3 months after I got the blank divorce packet and put away in my closet. Seeing as I could fill in even my name without it finding me on the bathroom floor both crying and throwing up. He called just now. I didn't answer. I couldn't. I miss him so much, I find the simple reminder of breathing in and out is enough for the moment. So after not answering, I decided to check my email and go to bed. And here you were. I know I want to save my marriage. I just don't have a clue as to how.