Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Almost Back!

Oh! Bloggy World! I have missed you so!

I have received many thoughtful messages and I must apologize that I did not get back to all of you, nor did I visit other blogs or post a quick note to let you all know that we were all alive and well. I am sorry. Because we are all alive and well. Just super busy. And always pulled in so many directions.

When I last posted about little James, I was really shaken up. In fact, I think in my head, I became a little obsessed-- preoccupied, with thoughts about what he went through and how his family was coping with his loss. The next day I didn't want to blog about it again, in fear that I would appear too dramatic, but I couldn't think of anything else to write about. Then the day after that, I felt guilty about spending time on the computer instead of using the time to be with my kids. Then another day bled into another and I realized how much I was accomplishing when I wasn't on the web and it was harder and harder to justify getting back into it. Because I can't be a blogger without reading the blogs of all my followers too and that takes up a lot of time.

But what did I learn from my two month hiatus? --

That I can't live without blogging. A big piece of me has been missing and I have genuinely missed it. I need to make the time for myself to write because I feel like it's the one part of my day where I am Stacey again. Not just 'Mom' or 'Wife' or 'Housekeeper'. There will definitely be times when I just don't have the time to drop by and comment on all the blogs I want to, but know that I want to! If there could just be 30 hours in every day, then this would be a cinch.

We have a lot to catch up on. But today I'll just leave you with a few pics from the past few weeks. Ahhh.. it's nice to be back.

toothless 0wen in a yoga pose in gym class - pic sent to me by his teacher. sooo cute!

Jake sweeping up at his last Irish Feis (dance competition)

Will and Dad chillin

Drop me a message.. let me know how YOU've been doing...


otin said...

Nice to see you back! I new that you would be around again. I knew that last post crushed you and there was nothing that I could really say to make it less painful.

Blogging is a very important outlet!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I am so glad you're back. I love reading up about the Willowjak boys. They're getting so big (and so handsome.) You and Jon are such wonderful parents. I love reading about your adventures out West. Can't wait to read more.

Zoe (from Trent :)

Char said...

Yay for being back! Blogging is a great way to connect with others and to use as a creative outlet. I wanted to reach out to you after your last post. Even though Autism has also touched my family, it hasn't had the same personal effect that it has on you and I didn't want to come across as "understanding" your grief. I was devastated to hear the news and I immediately thought of you and Jonathan. Please know I was thinking of you. Glad you are back my friend.

blueviolet said...

I am just so happy to see you back!!! You have truly been missed!

Tracie said...

I'm glad you're back! I was just thinking about you yesterday.

When you figure out a way to make a 30 (or 35) hour day OR a way for us to function without sleep, let me know.

fancypants said...

Yay!! I am SO glad you are back and posting again! I have really missed reading what you have to say. Big hugs all around.

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