Am I justified in my rebellion to my husband when he sat me down this morning with a printed out calendar? (Thanks a lot Fringe Girl.) A calendar he thought would help me ‘plan’ my future blog posts. I just don’t feel the ‘anointing’ anymore….my writing days are done. He has tried so hard to keep our blog going. To keep everyone Stateside current on our daily lives. We want to be the missionary family that corresponds well with their supporters. We certainly don’t want to be ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ We need to be prayed for, and we need the support checks to keep coming.
Been there…done that.
That’s my take on blogging.
Back in my heyday, I enjoyed it, had several regular readers and actually wondered what life was like without a blog.
Now I know….it’s…well, it’s life.
The same as it was before October 2007 when I first hear the word ‘blog’ and googled it.
I immediately thought. “Hey! I can do that….my life is an open book anyway…I can tell the world about it!”
I had fun….Portugal Bound was my way of sharing all the neat, fun, scary and most often frustrating facts about moving a family of seven to the mission field. I had something ‘new’ to share about our lives.
Next month, we will have been in Portugal 5 years. Nothing feels ‘new’ anymore. Experiences that used to be odd, are now normal. The market is still stinky, crazy and loaded with people….I’m just used to it now. The winters are still miserable, but now I know what to expect and I know what helps me make it through the dark, cold rainy days. I have a little experience under my belt now. So the things that used to make me do this…
..are now, just a normal day in this missionary mama’s life. I don’t want to seem boring now, after such excitement.
So….I rebelled. Told him quite frankly, that he knows how I feel about blogging. It’s like a good diet. One that you lost 20 pounds on. Felt great….but then after 2 years, the weight was back on. You try that same diet once more, and nope. Doesn’t work like it once did. Just. not. the. same.
I was ugly really to my well intending ‘Love’……like I am most days I’m afraid. Pray for my husband.
And I didn’t even say I was sorry.
I need to go do something right quick…..
But, before I go. I just wanted to say to be looking for more regular posts from me. Updates about our lives and the ministry from my point of view. I made a promise to post at least twice a month….surely I can do that, right?