New Year = New Beginnings

by Lori on January 6, 2014

Things have been quiet over here at My Kinda Rain and for good reasons.

First my husband was admitted to the hospital twice with gallstones and finally had his gallbladder removed after a very angry wife put her foot down and demanded something be done. We are now 7-8 weeks after the surgery and things are finally starting to get back to normal. He was released from the doctor and allowed to resume normal activities. His body is learning how to function without his gall bladder now. We are still learning about food choices so this is a process.

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Second, the holidays. Need I say more? I always have the best intentions. I am going to stay up with this site, keep the kids on track with school work, and do all the fun little holiday things I always dreamed of. Life always has other ideas. I finally gave in and let the kids take the whole holiday break off from our home school work. All the great activities I had planned did not happen due to us still have baseball/softball or just flat out being too exhausted to do them. Unfortunately this also meant this site took a back burner, which I hated. I always try to get things up but there always seems to be something else more important.

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Speaking of this site, I have come to the 3rd reason for my hiatus. I took this time off to really look at this site and think about what I want it to be. Soul searching if you will. I have been doing a lot of this lately, especially since I have been struggling spiritually for 6-9 months now. Trying to find my place and find the space that I feel comfort and at peace. Do I 100% know I am in that place now? No. But I am doing much better. I want this site to be more than it has been in the past. For me and for you, the readers. I want My Kinda Rain to be a place for me to come and write what is going on daily without feeling like it is pointless or useless for some. It needs to be that outlet for me. I want it to be a place that others can come read and say, ” That is exactly how I feel! I am normal!” I want to share more than just thoughts and feelings. I want to share food, family, and travel. Our goal as a family is to travel more, even if its just a few hours from our home and share our adventures with you. Food will definitely be shared since our lifestyle change is happening due to my husbands surgery and our desire to finally feel more than exhausted and overweight. We want to share our family. We may not be “normal” to some, but I really believe out there there is a mom searching for a blog that will hopefully tell her the things her family does and how she feels is “normal”. The site will be going through a small redesign as well so I hope it is something you guys enjoy!

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So this is why we have been quiet. Life happens. When life happens it seems things change. We can make them change for the better or we can get down on those changes and not live life as God intended.

I hope you guys will stick around or gosh darn it just come back to My Kinda Rain because I plan to make 2014 the year of change. Good change. I want to be the good in the world and I want to share it with you guys! Be prepared for more posts on food, family, home school life, and travel.

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Leanne January 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

I love your blog and am glad you want to share more of “you” and “your family”. I like reading that better than movie reviews. 🙂 I wish I was a strong as you as a family leader to make changes to better your families health. 🙂

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Courageous Jane January 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Well, I can certainly relate to life happening and having to choose between what I want to be doing (writing on my blogs) and doing what I can only do now before the time slips away (caring for my family). Thanks for linking to my post about the A Homeschool New Year. It’s funny … we decided to start and started getting organized, but then the Polar Vapor/Arctic Blast hit and we’ve been hunkered down, doing snow day type things (a 500 piece puzzle today) instead of school type things. And I’m ok with that. I want my kids to learn first and foremost what it looks like to care for other humans first.

Blessings to you as you work through all that you’re figuring out right now. May 2014 be all you imagined and more!

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