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It’s been really hard to keep up with the blog lately. One might think with the abundance of time I now have (jobless) it would be easy. Instead, I find myself wrapped up in spending every minute I get with William, or perusing job sites.

I’ve never been one to participate in the act of giving something up for Lent. It just doesn’t work for me because I know I would not be doing it with the right intention. Instead, I will participate in the act of taking a few things on. Living intentionally. One of those items is to write here daily. Our family will not always be doing something interesting, and William will not make new strides every day (though sometimes it really seems like babies do). So, these entries may not be all that interesting but they will be my full effort of tracking our family’s life during this precious time. Because each day really is precious. That’s one thing I do start to understand as I get older.

In the words of one of my most favorite poets, Mary Oliver, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

That’s the question on my heart these days. I consider myself lucky that while I ponder that question, I also get to experience the joys of being William’s mother.