Life Lately (Coming Back from Vacation Is Hard to Do)

At the end of January, we were able to spend a week on Sanibel Island with Ben's family. What a wonderful vacation it was! But this past week after vacation has been one of the most challenging in recent memory. It ended with me silently weeping through most of a women's event at my church last night. Some of the tears came because of things going on in my life and in the lives of those I love, and some came as a result of hearing one woman's testimony of God's faithfulness throughout the seasons of her life. It was beautiful and hard and just what I needed. On the drive home I cried out to God, asking Him to help me know Him more—especially through the difficulties.

On vacation, I had a really sweet conversation with my sister-in-law, and in talking I realized that I have lost a lot of momentum with this blog. It's funny how that happens—for me, writing and producing content takes a lot of energy and once I lose my stride, it is hard to get going again. (Also, big sister has pretty much dropped afternoon naps and you know how that is.) But I want to—I have so many ideas. I'm working on something to help me tackle a long-procrastinated home project and I hope to share that resource with you next week.

In the meantime, here are a few squares of life at home these days. I hope to see you next week, friends! Thanks for sticking around.