How do I start a post like this? I guess I just need to say it: I (Leigh) am going to be stepping away from Impress Your Kids. My heart is breaking over this, but I know it is what is best for me and my family right now…
I have been struggling with balance for a while – balancing time with my family and time with the computer, and the computer has been winning lately. Thankfully, the Lord is merciful and good – He is opening my eyes once again to my real purpose here (how many times will it take, Lord, until I really learn?). My purpose is to be a mom to my boys, a wife to my hubby, a keeper of my home.
I wish that I could say that Impress Your Kids works into that picture for me, but that’s one of the parts I cannot balance. Looking at all the other crafty blogs out there puts me into hyper-mode to create fun and perfect crafts, which makes me laugh, because I have two very strong-willed boys that do not have my same vision of perfection. I either spend all my time doing the crafts and editing pictures and posting, or feeling bad because I haven’t posted everything that we’re doing (some I can’t post, because they are not my original ideas – so then I feel bad for not having time to do what I want to for the blog. Vicious cycle).
I don’t think I’m stepping away forever… but I do need to be obedient to the Lord, and I don’t know when He will have me being able to come back. Amanda has told me that I can post again whenever I get the blogging itch – and you know that once you’re a blogger for any length of time, you start to think in blog posts… so chances are I’ll be back with something fun (and hopefully imperfect) that I can share with you all! And I’ll still keep up with you guys through your blogs and the BlogFrog community, too.
Here’s the best news, though – Impress Your Kids will continue on and be blessed! Amanda is absolutely fabulous (as you all know), and her love for the Lord and her kids is amazing. I believe the Lord has used IYK and Amanda (He has definitely used them in my life – I love you, my friend!), and He will continue to use this place to impress His word on all of our hearts.
May God bless you richly…. until we meet again.