I’m back

I’m sitting in our local coffee shop, sipping a creamy latte out of a blue ceramic cup and forking down the most delicious crepes.

“Overwhelming” is a mild word to state what life has been for me this summer. Navigating a pandemic, finalizing an adoption, mothering five children, working part-time, starting a ranch, and facing multiple uncertainties has taken its toll.

All these months the words and feelings have been churning inside of me, longing for space to process and spill out. This year has been hard as I work on making sense of my world and finding my identity, which seems to be an ongoing process regardless of current events.

Both overwhelm and depression have choked my words, but I’m finally back (I think). I have a rough draft written to be finished and published soon, and notes for several more posts. This summer I wondered if blogging did anyone any good, but I’m seeing that I need it for myself. It’s how I process life, and I need it even if nobody else does.

So I’m writing again, even if it’s by bits and pieces between the daily tasks. This morning I will finish my latte then go plant some alfalfa and check on my new trees. After that I have a full day of laundry, housecleaning, cooking, and childcare. It’s not an easy stage.

What challenges have you been facing this year? And how can I pray for you or bless you?

 

12 thoughts on “I’m back

  1. Catherine Yoder

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say. I feel like I have been in a dark tunnel and suddenly there is a glimmer of light and anticipation about what is ahead…maybe there is “life” after so much non-normal.

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  2. Anonymous

    Rosina, it is so good to hear from you! Just reading about your life feels overwhelming – I can’t imagine living it :). May God bless you with His presence!
    Our family is navigating through a response to the order from our state governor to wear face coverings. We believe that Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 apply to this situation. Currently, we are the only family in our community who is wearing face coverings to church & school. This is much harder than it sounds. But God is here with us.

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      1. Beth

        Your life sounds very full! May God give you courage for every step. I truly appreciate your blog posts and rarely wait to read them when I see a new one. I devour them promptly! Do not think they go unnoticed. You have been an encouragement to me in many ways even tho we have never met face to face.

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        1. Thank you, Beth! I’m glad if my posts can be a blessing even when I don’t write as much as I wish I could. 🙂 And I would love to meet you in person someday!

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    1. Anonymous

      We may be in different places but we know the feeling of standing alone! It is no easy thing. Your comment gave me courage! When you feel you are alone, know that there are others trying to navigate the same waters. Courage to you!

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