My blog has gone woefully neglected for the past couple of years really. I can't tell you all the things that have gone on in my life, as this forum is too public, but suffice to say that there have been deaths, sicknesses, a fire, and family issues. I have put the locusts on the calendar as pending, because surely they are coming any day now.
But in the face of all of this, there has been some good. The children are wonderful. They are my saving graces, those two. My older keeps me steady as she is so steady already at 11. She's got a good head on her shoulders and it frightens me a little that she will end up like me: independent and yet everyone will always depend on her. I
My younger keeps me smiling. He's still young enough to say silly cute things and yet old enough to also be quite insightful. He keeps me filled with love. No matter what, I can say, "My son loves me." No matter what. And that is a true gift that I rely on each and every day. It is a wondrous thing to be able to experience the truly unconditional love of a little boy.
I also managed to write a book. A book about the Mariani family and I am quite proud of it. I believe that throughout I've had the help of my dad from Wherever he is. I've had odd assistance when it was most needed and strange insight when I was at a stopping point. So it's been nice to have Dad close by. Even if it's really not him. (I just wish he'd help with some of the big stuff instead).
But now that the book is done, I have goals to revamp my website and blogs. I want to have a Homeschool Blog for next year, a genealogy blog and then a family blog, as well. I may merge the homeschool and family blog, though. We shall see... But the point of this is to ask you to please not give up on me. I will be back. With a plan and a vengeance!