So I haven’t posted in quite a while, as our family has been going through a difficult time. I wondered whether to post about it here, but ultimately have decided that it feels like the right thing to do.
On January 16th, my children’s father lost a 10-month long battle with pancreatic cancer. The weeks leading up to his death, and the weeks following, have been a struggle for the children, and for us. They weren't able to visit him much this past year, because of his illness, and that, in itself, has been hard on them... they missed a lot of time with him. Because nothing in life is ever simple, we have had a few other difficult struggles in our path during these weeks, as well, which has definitely added to our pain and feelings of being overwhelmed. However… We are Blessed to be surrounded by much Love and support, and that has helped our grief enormously. During this challenging time, I needed to take a break from the blog to focus on caring for my family.
We are trying to ease our way back into a “new normal.” I know that this will take time. Right now, we are just taking things day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. I know that some days will be easier, some will be harder, and that's OK.