Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nearly four years ago...


...was the last time I posted to this blog. I am sure the people who followed us were left wondering what in the world happened. In fact, a great deal happened. My blog, started as a way to document the daily musings, struggles, and celebrations of my sweet family, became a shield for me; a covering, if you will, whereby I hid behind the facade of a perfect family...a perfect life. That was not the case.

But my children have missed this old blog. I hear them referring to it as they discuss the stories and the photos housed here. And while there is still considerable underlying pain for us all as we scroll through the years highlighted here, we feel a great deal of gratitude for the journey.

I'm resurrecting this blog for many reasons, the greatest of which is that my family needs it. We need the reminder that regardless of what has occurred in the past, we are still one of the coolest families we know! We are happy, we are blessed, and we love the fool out of each other. That is worth celebrating, so get ready for some woo-hoo-ing over here!!

SOOOOO glad to be back.

7 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm glad you're back. Keep writing, keep sharing photos. Still miss you back east here.

Devin said...

Hi Cindy! Missing you as well:)

Beach Bum Mama said...

Devin! So glad you are back! I have prayed for you whenever you came to mind, OFTEN, over the last few years. Congratulations on your marriage! I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your kids and how they have grown :D
Linda (formerly loghomeupnorh, now divorced and trendingsouth@yahoo.com)

Ginny said...

Hi!
I'm so glad I checked back through an old favorites list...Imagine my delight when I saw your post!
How nice to hear that life is good after a season of heart challenges. I, too, am looking forward to hearing updates on your dear family...I can only imagine how much each one has grown! :-)
Ginny

Devin said...

Linda, so thankful for the prayers. I do believe they worked! Hope you and yours are doing well! Missed you so!!

Devin said...

Ginny!! You are one of the reasons I started the blog back again! You commented out of the blue a year or so ago and it really struck a nerve in me. I started praying about what was keeping me from posting again and when the only answers I could come up with pertained to fear, I knew I HAD to get back at it. Thank you for reaching out; you have no idea what you did for me:)

Ginny said...

Devin!! That makes my heart so happy!! Thank you, Lord!!
What a joy to see you and your dear children growing and thriving and looking just adorable! And...what a joy to see you happily married to your David (I just so happen to be happily married to a David, as well!) I look forward to your pics and posts. Please know that you remain in my prayers. Be blessed, dear one. :)