not Sorry, just Full

by Lori Ann

happy baby, shattered lens filter

This year has been especially full. I don’t want to say “busy,” which conveys hurrying from activity to activity. It hasn’t been that way at all; simply, full. Each day, each moment, mattering: maturing into the mother, wife, and neighbor I believe God has called me to be. Knowing I’m far from having “arrived.” But thoroughly enjoying the journey.

I also don’t want to apologize for writing so infrequently. I’ve noticed so many bloggers who write about parenting and family write a “I’m so sorry” post after neglecting their blog for awhile, even though they were taking care of the needs of that family! (I’ve done this myself) I know the intention is to be kind to readers, but it comes across to me as prioritizing the blog about family over the family itself… and I don’t want to be like that. I do want to check in, say hello, and promise I’m still pursuing God and mothering. To the fullest!

Where are your journeys taking you this year?

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10 responses to “not Sorry, just Full

  1. My first comment! ā¤

    I love the concept of a full life versus a busy life. Mine is a bit of both. LOL

  2. Hi! this is my first time here! Can’t wait to follow a long šŸ™‚

  3. Full…..that is the perfect description of my life right now. Busy has never seemed to fit. I’m looking forward to reading your future posts!

  4. I love the way you distinguished between busy and full!

  5. Thanks everyone! We’re doing our best to relax and enjoy one another this weekend, another way I see “full” as different than busy!

  6. It’s nice to meet you here at your blog. šŸ™‚

  7. I loved your post. Totally agree that “full” is a much better description! Love your analysis of priorities. One of my gripes with the internet world we live in is life becomes a commentary on itself, and very soon, not real at all. Just, kind of, written about, before it is even lived…

    • I feel the same way about the internet and how it’s impacting life these days. Where I live (rural China) most people only have it on their cells, and it’s only used to instant-message real-life friends. I LOVE how the internet allows us to make new friends BUT when our time is all spent writing about life, and not living it… there’s definitely a problem there!

  8. Kathleen

    Full is good…you’re creating memories! : ) I
    have always admired the idea of working on character traits with growing children, and recently I realized that they’re not just for kids! So I am working on developing Perseverance…or rather, asking God to develop it in me. If you know of any good bible stories/characters who exhibit this trait, let me know.

    • The first person that I thought of was the widow in the beginning of Luke 18!

      I’ve had your same revelation about working on character traits being for everyone; I was looking ahead into homeschooling stuff when I was at home feeling all sick pregnant, and I really liked the writings of Charlotte Mason, who encourages including “habit training.” It was character traits like what you’re talking about, perseverance, fruits of the spirit, etc. But I realized I won’t be able to instill any of those in my kids if I don’t first develop them myself! So right now I’m going through a great book with Tigger that I should probably write about soon; it has 24 family “ways” each with a connected character trait, verse, and stories. Really she doesn’t pay any attention yet šŸ™‚ but I know I need it!

      Oh, and I pick one habit to match each one that’s relevant right now, so this week’s theme is loving God’s words and I’m working on reading something every morning with her.

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