Thursday, April 11, 2013

EBTKS Link Party

I am going to do something that I promised myself I would never really do. I love visiting certain blogs every morning, in front of my cereal. It's like reading the paper, checking on old friends. When I started this blog it was for a creative outlet but it quickly turned into something more than that. I loved meeting the people who decided to "follow" or subscribe and especially leave comments. I had so many ideas, so much to express, and I just needed to share it somewhere and blogland became that place. Every time I didn't have something to post, I was disappointed in myself and really wanted to try and do better.

But, I decided that I shouldn't be disappointed. I should be ok. The time I'm not using to make projects for this blog is spent doing other things. Some more important, some not at all important. I am still sort of surprised that I even started a blog, because it's so outside my comfort zone. Maybe that's another reason I did it...anyway, I'm not leaving the blog. Not at all. And when I venture to other blogs that say what I'm about to say, I always do a little sigh, shrug my shoulders and then delete them from my favorite list (and I hope you won't do that), but here goes...

I'm stepping away for a little while. Like many before me, other things have taken over my time and I have to let them for a bit. I'm positive that I will always be here, sometimes with projects everyday, other times with just a link party to get the idea juices flowing. Like today.

But, I am the mother of 4 children. And this time is so precious to me.

Just to make things clear, one of these heads is my husband...my baby is asleep. Ha!

They still like to cuddle with me in the morning. They still come to me with owies to kiss better. They still love to hear me read them a story. I am their best buddy, their teacher, their comforter, their example...and it's only for a little while longer before they are totally embarrassed to have me drive them somewhere, and then they will leave me and venture into this world all on their own. I have to admit, that thought absolutely terrifies me. Have you read the news? This world is a scary place. But, if I take care of these guys now, arm them with the things that will make them productive citizens, firm believers in right and wrong and willing to stand up for those beliefs, then I can rest a bit easier (let's be honest, I'll always worry....).


But I'm not going to stress about what to put on the blog right now. I just can't. It's going to be my creative outlet when I get creative. Whenever that might be. I hope you will keep me in your list of blogs-to-visit and come back to check out things every once in awhile. I appreciate all of your comments and support more than you know. Ahhh! I'm getting all verklempt. Ok, let's move on to the link party!

Last week's most viewed link was the EZ Instant Makeover from Small Fine Print. I love how she was able to turn her white appliance into that sleek stainless steel look without the money fuss. Great job!

Now, on to the party! Have fun!!




7 comments:

  1. I know where you are coming from! I agree that your kids are your most important priority-enjoy every second with them!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. Thank you so much for all of the time you have dedicated (nearly full-time) to your blog! It has been a joy to follow along! Your family is always priority number 1, no one can argue with that!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  3. Enjoy every minute you can get with your children. It's true that time really does fly. It is still hard for me to believe that my 2 are in college! Thanks for hosting the party.

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  4. I so agree with your thinking and as a Mom of 2 sons who are in their 30's now, spend every minute that you can with your little ones when they are little. I was always a working Mom but my kids always came first and I spent as much time with them as I could. I am proud of the responsible and independent adults they have become so spend your time wisely and your children will benefit from all you have to offer. I will still be here following you.....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. Happy Friday! Thank you for hosting! Let me just say as a fellow mom of four little ones, I completely understand your blogging stance, and agree. I have taken breaks here and there over the years to re-balance my priorities. The kiddos need you. We'll be here when you have time to blog. :) ~ Angie @ The Dating Divas

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  6. I won't unsuscribe and will still enjoy each of your post even if they don't hit my inbox as often as before!

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  7. Good for you, Meg. I did the same thing recently...best decision I ever made. Now my blog is once again what I wanted it to be in the first place - a creative outlet, not a stress. Enjoy those kidlets! My four "babies" are too big for belief already, and I don't want to miss the moments with my face glued to the computer screen, either.
    xoxo
    Brittney
    http://smartgirlstyle.blogspot.com

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