Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm okay....

Just wanted to let those of you who have left comments for me over the last few months know that I'm okay, and my family is okay. Shortly after my last post, my little Yorkie, Coco was killed by a car. My daugther and I took it pretty hard. I still find myself missing him at times. When Kevin was at work and the kids were in school, and all involved in their everyday, the literal homebody left behind, and Coco were "buds." Then, about three weeks later, our beloved dog, Bailey was also hit by a car. He was 14. He lived for several days, but in the end, we had to make the decision to let him go. With his ever progressing arthritis, he would not recover, but only suffer. We rescued Bailey from the pound almost 12 years ago, when David was an infant. Along with Bailey, years and years of memories also died.

I intended to just take few weeks off from blogging, but then our family went through another really trying, hard time. It was an external circumstance, beyond our control. As a family, we were okay, but the situation was really tough and hard to handle, lasting most of the winter. In all honesty, it was hard to come "here" and post nice, sweet creative posts, when my world was turning upside down. And to play the politics of blogging, which I had grown really tired of, was just not in me. At that point in my life, I couldn't handle the added stress!

Had it not been that many of my posts were "memories" of my family, ...children and home, I would have deleted this blog many months ago. That was one of my primary objectives I began this blog, an avenue to preserve family milestones and events. But somewhere along the way, blogging lost it's zeal for me. I started blogging what I thought others would like or want to see. It became a burden. And when, if I found myself snubbed by any other blogger, for whatever reason, I took it to heart. ...especially those who were friends before their blogs became the big, popular blogs.

Many of you did became real, dear friends to me over the last couple of years. I apologize for the worry I've caused any of you! :) Thank you for being a part of my life, and for letting me be a part of yours! I have missed that!

So, with all that being said, I have started another blog. I don't blog that often. Time just doesn't permit it. And I blog only for myself, as an online diary. What inspires me, my faith, (which, btw, is what got me through these last months), and my family memories. Probably not very interesting for the average person. If you would like to come by and see me there, I'd love for you to! You might even recognize a post copied from here, from time to time! :) ~Rhonda