Yesterday, I mentioned I might have a fashion post this week showing off my Twice purchases. Well, you 'll never see that post. In fact, you won't see any more posts from me; I've decided to stop blogging.
When I announced in May that I was taking a blogging break, I had an inkling that it might be more than just the summer. And yet, I found myself missing the blog, starting drafts for the future, and even planning a redesign and transfer to WordPress. All the while, I've been praying about it and it's become more and more clear that God is calling me elsewhere. The blog had a time and a place and I truly believe that I (quite accidentally) fell into doing God's work on the Internet, but like most things in life, its season was relatively short and in order to move on to do what He is calling me to next, I must leave this behind.
In a week or two, I'll be setting this blog to private and closing down some of my social media accounts. It's a bittersweet thought. On one hand, I'm looking forward to the simplicity it will bring, on the other, I'm a bit heartbroken to leave behind the community I have formed here. Many of you have followed me and my family for years, offered me support and love, prayers and practical advice. I'm so grateful for all that this blog has brought me, including several friends I see "in real life" on a regular basis and my husband's job. What blessings!
I started this blog as a newlywed and now I'm the mother of a two year old (who is closer to three than two!) and just celebrated my fourth anniversary. I don't know how my life would be different if I didn't have my blog through it all, but I know it would be drastically so, and probably for the worst. More than anything, this blog has helped me connect to women who share my faith and helped me grow in my own. It has challenged me to walk the walk.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that our desire to continue to try to grow our family in relative anonymity has affected our decision as well. Our yearning for more children, our losses and grief have all been very public so far and I look forward to the journey in front of us being a bit more private, shared only with close friends and family. If you feel called to continue to pray for us, we'd love your prayers.
I won't completely disappear. I still plan to write for Faith in All Times and Blessed Is She and perhaps a guest post for some of my dear blogger friends from time to time. I'm sure I'll still have thoughts to write and share but I'll just have to be more intentional about them in the small opportunities I'll have to share. You'll also be able to find me on Facebook in The Catholic Brew.
So, this is it, my friends. I'll be praying for you. God bless.