Monday, March 21, 2022

Finally Spring 2022

Happy Spring, everyone! I am so glad to welcome this new season! I have been looking forward to this particular season for quite a while now. This will be my first Spring season where I’ll be planting in my new raised beds. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about that as the weather warms up.

I’m also hoping I’ll be sharing more blog posts with you during this season, however, I’m not going to make any promises. Life has been different in a lot of good ways lately. Life has also been more challenging in some ways, too. 

I’ve been dealing with some health issues since last Fall that flare up at times and can be quite debilitating in the moment. I’ve been on various medications and still don’t have any real good answers as to the root issue of all the symptoms I’ve been experiencing. Without sharing too much, my next step may be acquiring the help of a rheumatologist. I would love prayers for answers and healing.

Aside from that, I have so much to be joyful for in this season! My kids grew so much over the winter! They are in a completely new season of their own. Laney is talking and understanding so much more these days. She is also climbing on everything - proving to be quite the opposite of her more cautious sister. Piper is reading books and expanding on her interests. It is such a unique blessing to be the mom of a 7 year old and a 1 year old at the same time. 

Of course, this stage with our kids also comes with it’s challenges. For instance, all of our dining room chairs are bungee-strapped together underneath the table at the moment as to deter Laney from climbing up onto them and subsequently onto the table. Laney’s thrill seeking isn’t making toddlerhood easy for us at all but, we know better than to wish any of these moments away. I make sure to breath her in and squeeze her extra tight during those very few moments when she’ll lay still in our arms.

Every day seems to be going by quicker than ever before. It’s already March 21st and this is my first post of the month! I’m hoping to find a better rhythm to where I can fit blogging back into my schedule again. However, there have been other things that have needed to go up in my priority list, especially with the health issues I’ve been battling recently. Instead of sitting down at a computer to type in my downtime, I’ve been needing to be more intentional with my body - stretching, resting, etc. Despite my lack of check-ins here, I have been doing well with maintaining my weight-loss. I plan to be more intentional with losing weight and gaining health in that way this season, as well.