Sometimes a girl needs a fresh start. A clean slate. A brand new blog.
All things considered, it’s definitely cheaper than a new car or a new wardrobe or whatever it is a woman is supposed to do for her mid-life crisis.
I mean, not that I am having a mid-life crisis. Not right this second, anyway. There was a bit of one two years ago when my daughter went to college (Three years early. I feel compelled to throw that in, not to brag on her, but to clarify that I am not that old.) And I reserve the right to have a bout of angst any ol’ time I want, but I’m just not in the mood right now. You understand.
Anyway. So not the point.
The point is, this isn’t my first blog. I’ll been around the mommy/adoptive blog-o-verse for a good seven-ish years now, and chances are if you adopted from Vietnam, you recognize me. It was a good run. But like I said, I was in the mood for a fresh start. Also, I kind of wanted to re-frame the conversation. Maybe it is the mid-life thing, but I find myself stepping back and saying “Who am I? What do I want to say? Who do I want to say it to?”
I’m still figuring it out.
In the meantime, I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll come back. My favorite part of blogging is the conversations I share with my readers – many who become friends. And since you’re probably wondering about that blog name, let me leave you with this quote from Jan Karon’s Patches of Godlight . Something about it struck a chord with me. Maybe it will do the same for you.
Never has the world had a greater need for love than in our day. People are hungry for love. We don’t have time to stop and smile at each other. We are all in such a hurry! Pray. Ask for the necessary grace. Pray to be able to understand how much Jesus loved us, so that you can love others.
– Mother Teresa