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I was cleaning today, which gave me time to think, and thinking always leads me here.

The house is 'weekend messy', so decided to clean my floors, because The Nester says if your floors are clean the rest of the house feels clean too, even if it isn’t. 

I have found that it is pretty good advice, so when everything else feels chaotic, I clean the floors. Of course for me, cleaning the floors also means picking up the toys, shoes, clothes, etc. so that I can even begin to vacuum, which naturally leads to a cleaner home as well. 

While cleaning up I began to think about how this blog has evolved over the years, from a desire to write like The Nester about home, into what it is now. 

I started writing this blog when I was dreaming of building a new home. Then plans changed, life took turns, and we ended up in a home so different than I expected and so perfect for our family.

Somewhere along the way I realized that home wasn’t in the walls that went up or in the countertop choices, but home was in the intentionality and posture of my heart. 

Making a home for my family turned out to be a blessing that I didn’t understand when I started blogging. As my views of home expanded, I opened up about the struggles and the joys of being a mom, a sister, a daughter, a human, in this crazy, beautiful world. 

I have never written from a place of expertise and I won’t pretended to have all the answers. Life has taught me there is too much to learn to ever feel like I ‘know it all’ or that I ‘have it figured out’. All I can do is to share with honesty and vulnerability, so that each of you can take what you need from the conversation. My hope is that you can take away a little something and apply it to your life and that it helps make things just a little more simple, a little more beautiful. 

There are things I have written about that have changed, my life has evolved, just like the blog itself. That doesn’t change who I am, it has just become another piece of me, another layer. I have had two more babies since I started the blog. I have walked through pain and through joys. I remember writing a blog post on why I don’t do devotionals, and at the time it was honest because of the season of life I was in. Since then I have completed three or four really in depth Bible Studies that I couldn’t have dreamed of having the time to do back when I wrote that.

Writing here has never been about looking like I have it all together, or a how-to guide for life. It has been about sharing a part of my story and praying that it connects with the person who needs to feel less alone. Life is hard and it is beautiful and its messy and its scary and it is abundant. The joy is hidden in the silver lining of each day, despite the broken. 

I am so thankful I started writing here all those years ago and I am incredibly grateful that so many of you have chosen to come along with me. 

November will be here soon, and although I have tried to make gratitude a daily practice, it is even more heightened during the holidays. So today I just wanted to say thank you.

Thank you for listening, for reading, for encouraging me. I appreciate everyone of you and want you to know how truly grateful I am for this space and for you. 

With love, 
Me

"Gratitude brings warmth to the giver and the receiver alike."

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