Sometimes I've thought, I'm out of ideas. What more is there to write that hasn't already been written by me or someone else? The readership has likely dwindled and I'm possibly only writing for maybe ten people.
But the most I can do is take a break and let it last however long it takes for me to come back. I have no idea if one of these days I'll walk away for good. For now, all I can say is, I'm still here.
Let me start with the gratitude I am feeling, especially in light of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Our Thanksgiving was filled with loads of fun, good eating and warm love. There were both our friends and family around the table. My star dishes were the sweet potato shepherd's pie and my carrot cake. I'll post the recipe for the cake another time.
I am thankful for many things and I DO give God my thanks in enthusiastic prayers often. Oh yes, I gush to God about how much He's done in my life. I'll never stop being amazed at my journey in this world. God has blown my mind, I feel loved and favored by Him every single day.
But right now my gratitude is about cyberspace. I know, right?! What can I say, it's just what I've been feeling! I have a heart full of love and thanks in this moment for the internet.
My mother has predicted the destruction of the world by computer for as long as I can remember. As much as I love her, I don't see this amazing technology the same way she sees it. Thank God for the internet, it is truly a beautiful thing that has touched ALL of our lives magnanimously.
In particular I am thankful for the blogworld, which brought me many unexpected friendships. My first blog-to-real-life friend is still one of my dearest BFFs today. We connected through blogging back in 2008 when we both began blogging and almost immediately started commenting on each other's blog.
After that, quite a number of additional friendships found me here. I could write a story around each of you! You have all truly changed my life with your caring, your patriotism, your passion for blogging and your love. I am honored to know you guys. You have each taught me so much. Even during the occasions when we might have disagreed, I was still learning.
So no, I'm not done yet. I just wanted you to know that you helped me to find my voice and spread my wings. In my every day world, I now speak with a confidence that I had lacked for most of my life. I got better at expressing my ideas by talking it through here first, on my blog. So thank you friends, for being on this journey of life with me. It's an honor and a privilege to know each one of you.