It has been exactly fourteen months since I shared anything on this space. There were so many times that I wanted to sit and pour out onto the page, but then i didn’t because I thought it would sound too depressing. It’s been a season of the unknown (still is). So I chose silence instead of rambling because it was obvious there were things keeping me from opening up a window into my current world.
Silence gives me the time to evaluate and address what’s going on inside so I can then reflect it on the outside.
But extended silence can express indifference and that is certainly not the message I want to voice. So it’s time to break the silence.
The quick version of the last fourteen months goes like this: we had an unexpected move and before we moved our dog died (exactly a week after we found ourselves having to move), we moved in with my parents for what should have been a few months until we found a house to buy but that has turned into more than 400 days (not that I would be counting or anything), my little sister got married and had a baby (which entailed bridal shower, wedding, and baby shower planning all in a year), and I closed my business. :deep exhale:
But you know that there is so much more to the story. That’s what I want to share with you…not necessarily the details of every step that has brought me to where I am, but the lessons that I have learned along the way. If anything, it will at least be a cohesive way of preserving this part of my family’s story for the sake of not forgetting.
This space as you’ve known it will be changing over time. It will become a place with less borders; it’s not about business anymore. This is an invitation for you to join me as I share my journey of getting to a place where I can say I am freely living fully.
I am incredibly thankful to have had the time to capture these images of our dear Charlie with our kids one last time. There’s been few days that have gone by that our little girl has not mentioned her buddy.