What does one say when they've been missing in action for a few months on their blog? How do you start writing again? Is blogging worth the time and effort?
These are questions I've been thinking about a lot lately. I've contemplated how to start up blogging again after not writing for a while. My friend Jodi recently posted after a long time away. When I saw a new post in my blog feed, I was elated. I was glad to read how she had been doing. I asked her how she got back to writing. She said, I just did it.
So, that's what I'm doing. Writing. Blogging.
We've been living in North Carolina a little over 4 months now. It has been much more of a drastic change than I ever expected. We moved here to help with a new church that began officially September 8th. We are grateful for the community of people at our church. They have embraced Anthony and me with open arms. It's incredibly strange we've known this community for a few months, yet the friendships are already formed. We are so grateful to have friends in a new city.
Anthony and I got our own little condo/townhouse in the middle of August and are beginning to feel settled in. Before we left Sacramento, we sold the majority of our household furnishings. After we got our own place, we bought a couch from a manufacturer in High Point, North Carolina and that helped us feel much more at home! The best part about our house is the proximity to downtown Raleigh. We are about 5 minutes away and love being so close.
I'm in my third trimester of pregnancy and our baby moves constanly. We found out in August we're having a boy and he's growing every day. The way I know: my ever-expanding stomach! Anthony and I flew back to Sacramento two weekends ago and our families threw us lovely baby showers. We were so blown away by the generosity and support we felt from our family and friends. I've officially begun nesting. Remember all the blankets and items I made for my niece? I started the same thing for our baby! My current project: burp cloths. I have 18 flannel pieces and terry cloth towels pre-cut and ready to be sewn.
We are both in the process of looking for jobs. We have found the job market in Raleigh to be more challenging to enter than we originally expected. We felt very strongly that we were supposed to move here and continue to feel that way. Your prayers for favor with employment are greatly appreciated.
Both sides of our families are planning trips to see us and we are excited to show them around our new city!
I've really missed writing and blogging and the community I feel from you. How have you been?