Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If I'm Joseph, where the heck's my cute, colorful coat?

I don't have a lot of followers, but I still feel like I've strung people along all Summer. First of all, this summer has been incredibly busy with vacations and activities, and the clothing I tend to wear is totally functional. The other factor this summer has been a change in our lives that took my complete attention for several months.

You see, in Georgia children at the age of 14 get to decide which parent they live with. Guess which parent has been carefully coaching the kids since the age of 4 to choose them? Answer--not me. Yes, the best interest of the child is supposed to still be primary, and, no, I don't think it was in our case. However, that is a huge complicated legal gobbledygook that I'm sure doesn't belong on my casual little blog.

Whatever the background, let's just say my husband and I find ourselves suddenly empty nesters four years earlier than expected. The boys will be home on alternate weekends and parts of school holidays, but things have changed completely. The whole thing kept me too busy to worry about photographing myself and all that this blog entails.

We are counting on eventually being able to say like Joseph "What you meant for evil, God used for good." His own brothers sold him into slavery, he ended up in prison and went through all kinds of trouble to later realize God used him to preserve the children of Israel. Every single experience was preparing him for his later role. It's a pretty amazing story, but living in it is not nearly as cool as it sounds at vacation Bible school!

So, here I am still here and kicking. Now I'm going to go reorganize my fall clothes. I'm just sure there's a multi-colored coat in there somewhere.

And as for why I don't post much in summer . . . here is a typical less than flattering outfit and my lovely family.

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