Sunday, October 16, 2011

At Her Fingertips...

Things have been quiet around here, and I do apologize... adopting our little one, Charlotte has been a HUGE part of our lives the last few months, and I know that she's pretty much taken over all these blog posts. For some, they enjoy seeing her progress, and my transition into motherhood... for others, they've jumped ship. I just can't help it... as much as I enjoy crafting, and photography (and occasionally cooking/baking)... there hasn't been enough time to fully enjoy those things, let alone blog about those adventures...

That being said... what I do know, is that this Mama can seriously get "burnt out" not enjoying the things she used to enjoy... I'm constantly wiping butts, blowing noses, and kissing boo boos. Don't get me wrong, I adore being a Mama, but sometimes I forget who "Karen" was... and that's not good. This blog used to be filled with crafts and recipes, and it's been lacking in that department the last few months... and for that I apologize. Trust me, I've had to apologize repeatedly over and over to the "Karen" side of me... because the Mama side totally took over. It's easy to loose side of who you were, when a little one demands a lot of time and energy...That doesn't mean you'll never hear Charlotte updates and crazy motherhood stories ever again... it just means you're going to see more of the old stuff around here again. Each and every day I've been giving myself at least 1 hour to create (whether it be in my sewing room, in the kitchen, with my camera, or even with Charlotte), and I hope to share more of those experiences/adventures on this blog in the next few weeks. After all, I need to open up my little girl's eyes to the world of creativity, right? I know it's right there... right at her fingertips.



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11 comments:

  1. I think everyone will understand the shift of priorities over here! This has been and still is a huge adventure and I can't wait to see and read more about your absolutely gorgeous daughter! But, I am also looking forward to all the other things you have in store!
    Happy Sunday xxx

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  2. I like reading both types of posts. I don't prefer one over the other. And who can blame you for the switch. You've only been a mom officially for 4 months, you're getting your feet under you first which is TOTALLY understandable. :)

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  3. *hugs* Glad to have your posts either way they come ~ both enjoyable. Blessings to you as you rediscover yourself. ~ CB

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  4. Well, as a bio mama of one, who is planning to adopt and who is learning as much as I can about "what to expect" when we bring our daughter home and how much more lovin' she will need to make up for what she didn't get, because she wasn't in our arms from Day 1 - way before we even bring her home (whew! What a run-on sentence!), I think it's wonderful! And shame on people for not seeing/understanding/or leaving your blog. I hope you know there are people here who truly support your family. Adoption is such a blessing - sorry to get on my soapbox. I will be happy to read whatever you write about, but I love reading about it all. :)

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  5. I personally LOVE both types of posts...I wouldn't be sorry for changing things around. It's part of being a mama...finding the balance of being a mom and being true to yourself. Praying for you to find that balance...it's a hard job but well worth it!

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  6. I love your blog just the way it is. It's who you are - perfect.

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  7. I love reading about Charlotte <3 I do miss the old stuff, but watching this brilliant little girl grow and change from the little girl she was before you adopted her is quite amazing. You're doing a fantastic job :)

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  8. Papa &quot;D&quot;October 17, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Having children changes you . . . forever (so does having grandchildren!) . . . and while it's interesting and perhaps instructive to mull over what "might have been" .... I find it not quite as profitable as being caught up in all that you are becoming. We LOVE the new you, even more (if this is possible) than loving the "you" that you used to be (does that make sense?). Being a full-time mom is the single greatest calling on the planet. You're job description is awesome -- and then some. Charlotte is the most fortunate of all children on the planet. Get this . . . she would have died by now had you not come along and loved her enough to say, "YES" when two others had said, "no, thanks." Don't look back, Karen, you are too important to too many to regret a single moment of the time and investment you have made thus far!

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  9. I'm still here! I've been a blog follower of yours for awhile now, and honestly I enjoy reading your blog! I actually have enjoyed the family updates and seeing how you guys are doing with your new addition. Your posts are so fun to read, no matter what they are about! I know it's hard as a mommy sometimes to learn how to divide our time, especially when it comes to the crafty side we have, but God has called you for a special purpose! You obviously have your priorities where they need to be! God bless you all!

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  10. I love your posts Karen. I might not comment as much, but I'm always checking in to see what fun you and Charlotte are up to. It's understandable the switch in your blog and if people don't stay, then it's their loss. :-) But at the same time, I'm sure it's hard to switch over and think you've lost "Karen". Speaking from someone with no kids, I'm sure it's very important not to lose sight of where you have been and spend some time on yourself. Sounds like you have a great plan in place. :-)

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  11. Karen, you have been given a Gift! He gave you the ultimate gift, a child. Trust me, time goes by so fast and you will look back and long for these days. You haven't lost yourself, you've added to Who "Karen" is. You are a Sweet Wife/Mama/Crafter/Photographer/! LOVE Who He Made You! Love ~ Jo

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