According to WP, this year marks my 8th Blogging Anniversary, but in truth, 2018 was a full 9 years of blogging history for me.
I had to take a moment out of my very busy current schedule to think back over the past 9 years. It’s impossible not to think of the changes that have taken place in such a relatively ‘short’ amount of time.
When I started my writing journey (Kay’s Korner on Blogger), I only had 4 kiddos, had only moved a couple times with the military, and looking back, really didn’t have a whole lot to ‘say’ 😉
But these past 9 years have seen us move around the world, welcome our fifth child, celebrate 22 years of an amazing marriage, and given us some amazing perspectives.
- People are people. From Alaska to Germany, I have observed that people are people no matter where you are. People are happy, sad, depressed, caring, kind, silly, ignorant everywhere. We are all on this rock together. I think this helps me realize that people are worth my time because I share this rock with them. Also, people aren’t scary, they are just people. This really helps me to put aside my fears as we relocate and get to know people.
- True friends stick with you. This is a huge blessing! The people who willingly open their lives to you, will remain your friend no matter where y’all call ‘home’.
- God’s ways are best. This was hard to come by and hard learned for me, even this past year, I had to relearn it yet again. But I have come to cherish Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Pilgrim’s Progress has become even more precious to me as I have walked the path of a Christ follower. Bunyan has just a vision of what that journey beheld, even to the pitfalls and sloughs of despond.
- My ‘forever home’ needs to be built on the Rock of Jesus and not the rocks I dream of resting upon. I spent 10 years talking about having a forever home and I think that set up false expectations as well as limiting what I was willing to do for Jesus.
I do miss writing on a routine basis, but there are some fantastic things I get to do instead. I’m excited about the possibilities of my digital assistant prospects. I love supporting other writers in their endeavors. I love being involved in the lives of people that God crosses my path with. Someday I may return to writing, but for now my journey doesn’t include it much.
Thank you for keeping up with my Little Korner of the world!