Well, when I said I'd be back soon, I didn't envision it would be a whole month. But like the title of this post says, now that I've been away so long (I mean, I guess it's long in the blogging world), I don't really know how to come back. I've thought several times about how to enter back into this world, and have composed a few posts in my head as I was drifting off to sleep only to find them completely forgotten in the morning.
The thing that has kept me away for this long just happens to be a small person growing inside of me that has been sucking the life, energy, appetite, and desire to do anything that I used to enjoy (oh, you know, like cooking, playing with my boys and my poor husband, sewing, generally enjoying life, exercising, and yes, blogging) out of me for what feels like an eternity but has really only been 3-ish months.
Don't get me wrong--I am ever thankful, grateful and excited for a new person to join our family and feel blessed to participate in the process. But I just wonder how pregnancy is very easy for some, relatively easy for others, and like a poison for a few. For me, pregnancy causes my body to go into revolt for many, many weeks.
Another reason I have put off writing this is because I have no desire to offend any readers who happen to find themselves in the difficult situation of even getting pregnant. I know that can be a very emotional and frustrating battle, and to hear a pregnant woman complain about feeling terrible when that is the only thing you want is very difficult and the last thing you want to read. I suppose we all have our own challenges in the conceiving, bearing and raising of our children.