I’ve missed my last two posting days. They whisked by me like a speeding car on the freeway without a rearview glance. I apologized to my fellow bloggers for not posting the first time. But this time I decided to blog about it instead, and schedule it to post on my next blogging day so I don’t miss it a third time.
You see, life gets crazy sometimes. There was a husband to get off on a mission trip to Africa and a best friend to visit in another state. There was an aging mother to drive to appointments and a young adult daughter who wanted me to run errands with her. There was another daughter who needed a babysitter and grandchildren who needed hugs. I wouldn’t miss any of those things for the world. They are gifts, lavish and priceless. There were groceries to buy, bills to pay, laundry to fold, and time needed to correspond with my missionary husband. I had a book to finish rewriting and a Sunday school lesson to prepare. The billing for my husband’s company hasn’t learned to do itself yet, though I wish it would. And that’s just the short list. I needed to sleep sometime,too, right?
Life’s probably not any less busy for you or for my fellow bloggers, though our lists may differ. But sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in, isn’t it?
And that’s OK. Because my family is more important than any blog. The other Christian Children’s Authors would agree in a heartbeat. If one thing has to be dropped from the to-do list, we never let it be the ones we love. Because even though we think of this blog as a ministry, our first mission field is always our families. God gave us these special people as our first priority. No one else can be my kids’ mom. My grandkids don’t have another Grammy. I’m wife to only one man. I’ve been called to those roles and nothing will ever take precedence over them.
So I’m sorry (not sorry) I didn’t get my last two posts in. I’m betting no one even noticed. But my kids, grandkids, husband, and mom sure would have noticed if I’d gone missing from our family. I’m over-the-top thankful for the blessing of having these people I love to keep my life busy and full.