Wednesday, November 30, 2011
First off, I'm sorry about neglecting my blog for the last little while...I mean it, I'm REALLY sorry! You want to know what a small part of the reason is that I'm sorry? Because I'm a mom. Yup, that's why. A homeschooling mom to boot. As Paul Harvey used to say, here's the "rest of the story".
As you know, my mom's health and mental stability have been on a rapid decline. Being real here, it has not been easy to be my mother's daughter. Because we're a family, it's been hard on all of us...not just on me. Ian has tried to be such a rock for his mama, but from time to time, the pain of dementia strikes a little too close to his heart as well. Since he is definitely his mama's son, he has an inherited tendency to hold painful things inside and let them build up and build up and so on, until, it all spills out in an unpredictable moment. He had one of those unpredictable blowing off steam moments this past week. Bless his heart. He's hurting in his own way and isn't quite sure how to express himself and let his emotions not be held inside so much. I suggested that he might want to start keeping a journal. He could write random things, whatever he feels like talking about, on the pages of his book. I really think it might help. Nice mom moment, BUT - the not-so-little smarty pants said, "Hey Mom, isn't that what your blog is supposed to be???????????" (Yes, I'm sure there were that many question marks behind the question when he asked it!) LOL "Mom, when's the last time you up-dated your blog???????" (There are those darn question marks again!) "Mom, you should really send yourself to the principal's office...because you have been a very bad blogger." Can you tell he wants to be an attorney?
Can you also tell that he's right?
So, I apologize - I need my little blog. I enjoy blogging. And I do LOVE my blogging buddies!! Could any of you possible know that sometimes when I have a few minutes, I'll go blog-hopping and just browse what you're up to and you cheer me up? I most often don't leave comments (please don't tell Ian - he'd probably want me to write, "I will leave comments on blogs" 100 times, by hand, and have it turned in by tomorrow). LOL
Anyway, I love just peeking in and checking on you. Your blogs never fail to brighten my day and put a smile on my face. (unless something sad has happened in your life. In that case, I stop right there and whisper a prayer for you - honest!) Thanks for being there: for sharing your lives, your talents, your abilities, your spirits, your blessings and your trials with me. AND, thank you for the great comments you leave for me. Sometimes, an awful lot of encouragement can be found in a simple sentence or two.
I will try to be a better blogger. Both as a writer and as a commenter.
Especially if it means that I won't be a "do as I say, not as I do" parent! :)
I "cherish" a reality check from time to time!