Dear reader, how are you doing? How have you been?
Are you as relieved as I am to pass into the month of March, a month which is utterly satisfying to pronounce as opposed to the the chagrin inflicted upon us by a month which inserts an "r" in the midst of its polysyllabic glory yet does not deign to pronounce it?!
Oh, February. I adore you for many reasons but your spelling is not one of them!
Not to project my insecurities onto anyone, but just in case you're wondering if I'm aware of the dwindling quality and quantity of this blog...I am. I'm also aware I allude to it frequently, which begs the question: why not get serious or close up shop? The answer is...I suppose this is just where I'm at these days. It pains me to make such rare appearances and to submit content which often seems rushed and superficial but in the balance of everything, this seems to be the best I can manage and with that, I still don't want to let go. It means a lot to know this place is here, waiting for me to gather my thoughts on a more significant level. It seems hopeful. Incidentally, I do post quite regularly on Instagram at ktollipop, where I sometimes console myself with the pursuit of constructing one good sentence.
Life has been busy lately, but to a more manageable degree. The thing which makes me happiest is watching how my girls are coming along...I see such growth in all of them. Sophie has encountered many daunting adjustments since she left home two months ago and yet she seems to be taking them in stride. The same may be said for Izzy and Caroline, who also face challenges at school and in other pursuits. I'm humbled by their spiritual growth as I watch them develop their faith and relationships with God. I'm also deeply touched by the efforts they are making to grow closer as sisters. Let's keep it real: that can be a rocky road at times.
Lately I've been reminded of my limits as a mom, realizing I can't always be there for my daughters or help them in every need. To see true spiritual growth, to see the power of bonds between siblings brings me wonder and comfort beyond description. It assures me no matter what happens, things will ultimately be all right.
I see the evidence of a foundation I trust beyond everything else.