Tuesday, December 16, 2008

With Some Serious Sadness....


So, for the past couple of weeks I have been hearing a little whispering voice that has told me that I need to stop blogging. Of course I have been ignoring it (much like I ignore my kids, husband, and anything else that gets in the way of my blogging.) Well, the little whispers are getting louder and louder ( in the form of a 7 , 4 and a 40 yr old voice and one who is a little bigger and older than that). This time I am listening.

Ladies, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging and all of the friends both Christian and otherwise that I have met. Most of you have made me laugh, cry and just realize that we are all human and trying to live life to the best of our ability. And that with God, all things are possible not through me alone but along with him.

For me, I started this with the intent of having far away family be able to feel closer to us. I grew into what I would consider to be a more Christ like Wife, Mother and Friend because of all of you. Now, my challenge is not to write on a daily basis about what my family is up to but to spend the time with my family. These days are short and I do NOT want my children to remember mommy as someone who is always on the computer.

Believe me when I say that I am so thankful for all of your blogs and for you to continue to blog. In a world where there is not a lot of positivity, this is a positive forum that should be broadcast to the masses. The message of connectedness and sisterhood as God intended us to be.

I will occasionally stop by all of my friends to leave comment love (duh, that is so important) and I will not be done with my blog until I have completed my PAY IT FORWARD from McKrackensX4.

I ask that if you have been following me and you do not currently follow He & Me + 3 that you will check out my cousin because she will continue in the blogging world and has some great insight and humor as well as love for the Lord (and her kids might be on the cute side)!


After discussing this with my oldest son and husband, the words that my 7 year old said..."Thank you Mom, I will love having you back." Gulp Gulp, Kleenex please. I am doing this for them, NOT for me!

So, to end this lovely little post with an 1980's power ballad...which by the way just seemed appropriate (you can thank me later).





Please feel free to keep in touch with me, I will delete the blog once I am done but my profile will still be up.


Thank you so much for all you have taught me and God Bless all of you and your families.


21 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Elaine said...

I hear you, I am really in the same boat. That is why I cut way back.. I do benifit from this outlet, but how much does it affect my family is the question.

My sister in Christ, I fully support you 100 percent. I will miss you and your beautiful family on a daily basis.

Much love....

Mindy said...

I'm sorry that I just found you.
God is definately calling me to cut back on how much time I spend here each day......I'm getting there!
Blessings on you and your family!

in HIM -
Mindy

Lisa said...

Sorry that you will be leaving the blogging world, but I TOTALLY understand. Enjoy your family and the wonderful time you have with them. Thanks for being my blogging buddy.

Sos said...

You have to do what's right for you. You were a blogging queen though.You will probably have way more time on your hands. I'm a lazy blogger and only a few people read mine regularly so it's less time consuming. You could do a monthly post........

Natalie said...

It has been my joy and complete pleasure to have met you. Your decision is fully supported although with sadness I say "farewell". Keep that camera shooting!

He And Me + 3 said...

I am just glad we talk daily so I can keep up that way. Love you and am so proud of the strides you are making to be a great wife and mother. Love you mucho!

Named Alicia said...

I am glad to have met you! You have encouraged me and made me laugh...two great qualities in a friend. I completely understand and support. May the Lord richly bless your endeavors and your dedication.

Take care my friend!
I pray you have a wonderful Christmas season!

Kelly said...

Kudos to you!! Family first!! I hope that if this gets too overwhelming for me, that I will have the strength to end it! We will miss you, but will rejoice in the good times you will have with your family!!

Debra said...

Tarah,

My sweet sister...I am always so blessed when I hear another sister say "God told me to (fill in the blank)" and then they do it.

I have enjoyed your sense of humor so much. You have definitely made this blog land a most enjoyable place for me.

I will miss you but I am a richer person for knowing you. Please feel free to email me anytime and keep in touch.

mercuryd2@yahoo.com

Much love to you sweet sister. Merry Christmas!!!

Joan said...

Blessings, Tarah.
You will be missed. This internet can be a big time suck. I spend as little time here as I can.

You will never hear a good mom say, "I spend way too much time with my family." Enjoy your family. Time marches on.

Glad to have met you and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

McCrakensx4 said...

Sorry to hear that, but I completly understand. Ryan was mad at me the other night b/c he said I have been spending too much time on the computer. It has been really nice getting to know you through MiMi and bloggy land, but you have to do what right for you and them fam! Keep in touch when you have a few minutes after the kiddos are in bed! Take care and Merry Chirstmas!
~Stacey xox

Jill said...

Tarah,

I have gone through this season as well in my home. I had to put this time on blogging into our lives where it didn't stop me from being everything they all need. I understand.

I have enjoyed getting to know you and your adorable sons. I will be praying for you as go back into the lives that need you most all of the time.

May you have a blessed Christmas and New Year!

Warm hugs and blessings,
Jill

Kameron said...

Aww, I'm sad, as I know you probably are too. I have cut way back recently because of the same hinting from the hubby that i spend too much time on here. I used to post every day, but now I don't feel the need to do it all of the time. I hope you will leave your email up with your profile so we can say hi from time to time!

~Kameron

*Keli* said...

I was in the same boat. It's hard to not sit on the computer for hours and play! I love it BUT there's comes a time when we have to say STOP. My hubby was a little upset with me about all the blogging time so I have cut back. I will continue but only post periodically. I will miss you and your blog! But I understand! It was awesome meeting you and your family! xo Keli

Amanda said...

Wow. Tough decision. Sorry I wont be able to get to know you better.. but so thankful you are doing the RIGHT thing and honoring your Father and family first.

God bless-
Amanda

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I support you and will miss followng your blog! I am lucky that I blog when my kids are at school (I work from home) or I would probably be in the same boat. God bless!

Lisa said...

I know what you mean, there are many times I shush my kids because I am blogging and God has revealed to me that even though it is a form of fellowship....I need not get out of balance and I need to have limits. I hope you can still blog once in a while but I know keeping up with all the speical blogs of the day can be very time consuming not to mention reading everyone eles that is so interesting. KIT some how.

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