The last month has been challenging journey for our little family through some ups and downs.
One of us came down with the flu, just as the other recovered.
One of us flew away from Brisbane, just as the other returned.
One family said hello to us, just as we say goodbye to another.
One friend welcomed a new baby, while heartbreakingly another will bury hers this week.
When the going gets tough, priorities are stripped back to the barest essentials. Social media seems unimportant when friends nearby desperately need a meal. Keeping up with my reader comes second to keeping up with the housework. And when we need to spend time as a family, talking about the big things of life and processing our feelings – the blog and everything else can wait.
I value my readers highly, and I love sharing with you all, but the truth is that you don’t need me. My children and my husband, and close friends do.
I didn’t start this post with, “Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while…” and I never will. I’m not sorry. Prioritising my family is the right thing to do. I cannot possibly blog, speak or write with integrity about parenting if I don’t practise what I preach! So please bear with me during the times I am less active online. It simply means I am doing double-time offline; nurturing, loving and caring for those who truly need me.
And I know you understand that.