Thursday, July 22, 2010

I’m baaaack

    Please accept my deepest apologies for being gone so long. It has been a busy few months at my house. We’ ve learned a bunch, slept ALOT, been busy growing this little one,  and tried to fly under the radar of all the naysayers .

The last few weeks have caused me to really evaluated my friendships and casual relationships that either need to be nurtured or just plain cut off. Over the course of our marriage, Rah and I have not formed many friendships for various reasons. Generally, I am a people person , but my hubby is not. He prefers the quiet solitude of home and the comfort of our immediate family. A few years ago, we decided to be more open to forming and developing friendships in our home school group and church. This worked out fine for a few years and we have become friends with some dynamic couples. Our children have formed great friendships and it has been great for all parties involved. However, over the past few weeks we have been met with some situations that have caused me to want to back out of some “friendships” and just be with my own family. Nothing major, just a difference in styles of parenting and general goals  in successful child rearing. Pray for us. Pray that we will make a wise decision and maintain an nurture the essential relationships and sever ties with the toxic ones.

4 comments:

Adriane said...

Hi Mackey. Glad to see you back in blogland. Hope you have a great weekend.

Brooke said...

I hope I am NOT cut off sniff sniff

MichelleZ said...

I understand that completely...we struggle with that balance also. Sometimes I crave that outside contact and feel like it is also necessary for my children and myself and other times I just wish I had listened to my intuition and stayed home. But actually, I think it is a balance that every family needs to find. My guess is that with your big, beautiful, lovely family you don't need as much outside influences. Hope everything is going well with your new pregnancy.

Hannah said...

What a beautiful, beautiful family you have.