Dear Blog

Dear Blog,

I just don’t know what to do with you as of late.
I rarely post, and when I do I feel that I always post about being so busy, nothing to insightful!  I started my blog over 3 years ago, I posted 2-3x per week, had regular readers, loved reading other great ladies blogs, and was so immersed in my blogging hobby!  But as of late I just have not had time to post!  Blogging has gone the way of my love for baking, my steadfast interest in feeding my family healthy home-cooked meals ( the other night we had frozen fried chicken from a box and mashed potatoes from a frozen plastic container!) and my love for reading.
I just don’t have time to do the things I enjoy on a regular basis.

So the question is do I give up my blog?
I do bake on occasions, and I do fix a healthy meal for the family on occasion… I am thinking I must cling to my blog, even if it’s an occasional post.  It is after all one of the few interests I do still have. 🙂

When I started this blog my kids were in elementary school and I worked part-time, now I have teens and work full time.  It’s a different season of life.  And although I LOVE it in so many ways, I am a tired mom.  There are those moments when I think giving birth at 19 seems appealing.  Ha ha!

So dear blog, I guess we will stick together a bit longer as we journey through this life God has given to us.
And to my dear readers thanks for sticking with me, I do appreciate ALL of you!!!
So as I encountered some unexpected free time this morning, I think I will drink a little coffee, and do some baking.   Blogging and baking, it  helps keep this mom sane!
Yes, I must keep my blog, it does provide a respite from life and helps me to keep a refreshed resiliency to keep pressing on!

He’s 15

SportTman is 15 years old and 6ft. 3in tall!  How did this happen?!!?!  My big teen young man!

Well the big 15 year old and I went on a 15 mile bike ride along the C & O Towpath into Washington DC last Monday.  We started in Great Falls, Md and ended in Georgetown just outside of Washington, DC.

We had a blast, the ride was filled with adventure, it was such a diverse trail, one minute we would be in the middle of no where, in a swampy area filled with blue herons, and ducks.  10 minutes later we are riding under a bridge carrying all the DC traffic on the beltway.

I quickly realized our adventure was so much more than an adventure……..I had my 15 year old teen all to my self for 2 hours.  No cell phone distractions, no friends around, just the two of us riding the trail together.

We bonded, we talked, we enjoyed some quiet moments, we enjoyed just being together.  And as I travel the sometimes rocky waters of being a mom to teenagers, I realize that it is these moments that are so vital to making the passage through those waters a lot easier!

The gift of time spent together, it is such a powerful part of  those teen years.  I had such a blast with my teen, and believe it or not, he would say the same thing!