This blog has been a major blessing in my life over the last almost five years. It was where we documented our first newlywed moments. It was my grieving outlet during my pregnancy with Em, and it's proven to be a place where I've been able to share her miracles time and time again. On top of all of that, this blog has been our own personal GoFundMe account as I started making money last year and this year, and it's what has been fully funding the medical bills for our kids and keeping us out of debt.
But you guys, I'm tired. Em doesn't sleep ever. Sure, she naps during the day, and that's when I'm a slave to this blog getting things done, but at night she screams for three hours before she falls asleep, and when she does get to sleep, she still wakes several times in the middle of the night. I find myself constantly being torn between keeping this blog and the money coming, and wanting to just be a better wife and mother.
I want to step back into civilian life where blogging is a thing that I've heard of, but I don't actually do it. I want to be able to sleep when the baby sleeps. I want to be able to spend time with my family on the weekends instead of driving all over town to get things for the next week's posts and then working like a crazy person to get everything done by Monday morning. It's too much for our life right now. We've gone through and have Konmari purged our entire house, and now it's time that I purge a big part of my life. I need a break and I hope that's understandable. People often comment on how I "do it all", and it's because I'm doing none of it particularly well.
So moving forward what you'll see over here is an occasional life update, or a fun family outing that we had. I'll continue to post medical updates on everyone, including Em's monthly posts. However, recipe posts, outfit posts, sponsored anything... I'm done. I know that this has been an amazing tool that the Lord has been able to bless our family with over the last year and a half, but I'm convinced that if He wants to bless us, He can do it through another avenue that doesn't jeopardize my sanity, family, and sleep. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for making this blog what it has been. I'll love and appreciate you for this chapter in my life more then words will ever be able to express.