From the beginning, I’ve intended this blog to be a resource and connecting point for Christians who love fantasy, not a personal life record. Yet in the past few months, I’ve ended up sharing several things going on in my life, with my health and with my family.
As I detailed weeks ago, my sisters and sister-in-law were in serious accident, and I’m excited to report that they’re all improving, by the grace of God. My sister-in-law has come out of a coma, something which the doctors gave her a 10% chance of doing, and we’re so grateful for God moving on her behalf! She hasn’t regained her ability to speak or walk, and she’s working on basic motor skills right now, but she’s regularly improving, and we celebrate the changes each day. From the doctors’ perspective this will be a journey of a year or more (although we believe God can accelerate the process), and she’s still in a place where she requires constant care and attention. My husband and I have been traveling to the hospital several days a week to help relieve my brother.
As you can imagine, the aftermath of the accident along with other recent issues have brought several shifts to our lives. I’m a writer, so I’m supposed to know how to say exactly what I feel, but the truth is I can’t fully articulate what God is doing right now. I only know that He’s asking me to restructure my life for a season and give up certain things for now to make more space to care for my family and handle my own health-related issues, among other things. These changes mean putting aside blogging and the pursuit of publication for a time.
Writing will still remain part of my life. I can’t imagine otherwise, because it’s part of how God created me, but I am putting on hold some of the ancillary writer activities.
My husband and I are on a journey, and I’m excited to see how it will unfold.
I always wonder when bloggers seem to disappear, so I wanted to let you know a few of the details that went into my decision to take a hiatus. I value the relationships I’ve formed here, and I hope you’ll check back on occasion to see what unfolds next!
P.S. The giveaway for DawnSinger will still remain open until Friday, and I’ll contact the winner via email as always.