Because of health issues and increasing family responsibilities, I need to say goodbye to you for several months. This makes me very sad, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that I currently have neither the time nor energy to write.
For the past decade I have experienced significant fatigue. It built up slowly, then for a few years it was completely debilitating, then for the last 5 years it has been quite manageable, and since the beginning of this year it has been worsening to the point where I need to spend almost half of my time resting or sleeping. As well, related health issues, including cardiac problems, have increased significantly and actually caused my family doctor to send me to the emergency department earlier this year.
What’s more, over the past few years my family responsibilities have increased dramatically.
Even so, I have tried to keep my blog going because of the encouraging and grateful messages you have sent me, sometimes in the comments, sometimes personally. And, yes, I still have a list of articles that you have asked me to write, as well as a list of books to review.
But I cannot do any of that now. Instead I need to devote the small amount of time that I am not resting to tend to my family and to work on my health.
I will miss you. I will miss writing for you, sharing wonderful resources, encouraging and being encouraged. I will miss your cheery messages and, because I will probably go largely off-line, I will also miss the blogs many of you write. But after several months I hope to meet you in bloggy land again.
In the meantime, may God bless each one of you. Remember to stay close to him, and read the Letter he wrote you. Find your joy and your comfort in him, and if that’s not working for you, go to him and tell him about it. He loves you and will care for you and will keep you close to himself. And I know he will care for me and my family as well, because he loves us and is powerful enough to do whatever is best.
A dieu, my dear friends.
And now I will go off to cry a little cry.