January 23, 2012

Hey, Subscribers!

My husband, John, is an email subscriber to my blog. He commented the other day that he wasn’t getting notices of new posts since I switched URLs. We figured there are probably more folks out there in this situation (in fact, my blog stats prove it!). So here’s a note to let all email and RSS subscribers know that in order to continue receiving post updates, you need to re-subscribe at my new URL:


http://youngmarriedmom.com

 

Sorry for the inconvenience! If I knew an easier way to make this happen, I’d do it. Except I don’t, so . . . sorry.

 

Please resubscribe! New Jacob photos coming very soon . . .

 

January 3, 2012

New Year, New Address

I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally made the switch over to my own URL:

http://www.youngmarriedmom.com

All the archives are there, and new posts will start tomorrow. Stay tuned, because there are some major goings-on around here.

There are still a few tweaks to make, but for the most part I’m all moved in. Come join me!

December 31, 2011

It’s New Year’s—And I’m Back

It might have seemed that I fell off the face of the earth this last week, when what I intended to be a four- or five-day break turned into over a week off of blogging. The truth is, I was having so much fun with my family that I just didn’t sit down at my computer. And as much as I love blogging, a break from the norm was very, very welcome.

 

The silly bit of it is that I’ve had end-of-the-year posts saved up in my brain for weeks. That’s how my blogging mind works—I think of things to write before the appropriate occasions present themselves. Then I either write them down way too early and save them to be posted later or, as in this case, I keep thinking about them and thinking about them, then leave the state for a few days, stay away from my computer for a few more, and then finally cram it all into one post.

 

2011 has been an excellent year. I’ve come into my own as a mother; I’ve learned a great deal that’s helping me to focus on making my marriage and family life the best it can be; I’ve successfully launched a freelance business; I’ve read thirty books; I’ve learned to knit; and (for the most part) I’ve kept up with blogging.

 

Man, am I tired. Ha!

 

But then this list is not meant to toot my own horn. Rather it’s meant to express, in large part as a reminder to myself, that this year I learned to trust in a whole new way.

 

I learned that I achieve more when I don’t cling to what I think I know, what I think is mine.  I learned that life is more worthwhile when it’s not just about myself. I learned that I have more energy when I give my time completely to others—to John, to Jacob, to friends I talk with over the phone or visit with in person, and most especially to God in prayer.

 

I could not have had the year I did without my faith, my marriage, my family. People sometimes say that high school is the best four years of your life. Others contend that the years spent in undergrad are the greatest. Those times were good for me, and when they drew to a close, I had only a hazy expectation of what came next. It turns out, these years after high school, after college, when I am in the world and making it my own; when I am learning what it really means to be married, to be a mother, to be a woman of faith—it is these years that are truly my prime.  And I can’t wait to start another one.

 

Photos and “Best of 2011” lists coming soon!

 

Happy New Year!

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