The decision to go private with my pictures and thoughts is very personal to me. I know how important family history record keeping is and I want to preserve tons of memories from my family and friends. I print my blogs each year into books and I'd like to include baby and family pictures, and personal stories in those books. Once I print 2013 into a book, I'll delete this blog and begin anew.
This feels so therapeutic and appropriate given the many changes happening in our lives. This is a new chapter for R and me, we couldn't be happier.
Maybe once I've become better adjusted to motherhood I'll be able to manage both a public and private blog (as I know many of you do) but for now I'm feeling great about blogging privately!
I have loved, loved, loved getting to know so many of you. So I invite you to keep emailing me and I'll be reading your blogs as well. Don't worry, I'll send out an baby announcement to those of you I've kept in touch with in this blogging world!
Thank you for your love of Southern Hope over the years, my dreams are coming true, I feel so amazingly blessed.
If I could leave one thing with my readers it would be to remain faithful during the hardest times of your lives. When we feel at our worst, that is when the true transformation happens. The Lord knows what we need to refine and mold us into the people He sees us becoming, if we but allow Him the opportunity to place those miracles in our lives.
Attend church each Sunday, make education a priority, surround yourself with people who are positive and uplifting, volunteer in your community, eat yummy foods, have a pet or two, hug a loved one daily, and don't let negativity keep you from dreaming!!
I love y'all for reading!!