Monday, July 30, 2012


Words cannot fully express how much I have enjoyed blogging over the years. It's been a wonderful outlet for me, a way to keep our loved ones updated on our family, and a terrific record of things I otherwise might have forgotten. And, a quite unexpected blessing was the friends I made from around the globe through it. When I first started blogging, thought only a few friends and family members would read it but over time, the IF sisterhood brought us together and I made many new friends. Through the gift of technology, we have been able to be each other's cheerleaders, prayer warriors, and burden-sharers through this walk that no one ever expects to be on.

A situation has arisen that has caused our family to suffer greatly. I don't think it's appropriate for me to share the details here, but I can assure you that my husband, our son, and I are all safe and healthy. However, due to the situation that has arisen, I feel it is in the best interests of our family to discontinue blogging. Some of you know what's going on and the only thing I will say is to ask you to pray for and think kindly of everyone involved.

I have deleted everything here except my list of blogs on the side so that I can continue to follow you. Those who don't know me in real life, if you would prefer I do not follow or link to your blog since I now and not sharing anything of our family, please let me know. I completely understand. I don't know if my departure from the blogging world is permanent or temporary. Right now, I have no plans to resume blogging, here or anywhere.

Thank you to everyone who has read once or many times over the years. Thank you for praying for us. Thank you for offering encouragement, or admonishment, or a listening ear. Thank you for celebrating with us, for mourning with us, for waiting with us, for walking with us. I appreciate each and every one of you.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8

PS: It has come to my attention that some people have become involved on our behalf. As much as I love you for your loyalty, please do not get involved. I don't want to make a bad situation worse or cause more hurt. Please, just pray for every person affected by this.