|The view from our kitchen window.|
It's hard to believe that I am starting a new blog. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I have enjoyed blogging the past 3.5 years at www.emersonfamily.wordpress.com. I have also been shocked at how many of my friends and family have enjoyed reading about our simple life. (I'm choosing to start this new blog in lieu of paying for extra space on my old blog.) Part of the reason why I have been so quiet on the other blog is because I knew I was running out of space and didn't know what to do.
Starting a new blog has made me reflective. What exactly do I want the purpose of this blog to be? I started my first blog as a way to stay in contact with both of our families while we lived far away. So much has changed since then. The hubby went from being a youth minister to now serving as a senior pastor. We had just purchased a new home and I was a new mom all while finishing my final year in seminary. We now live close to my family but still live far from the hubby's. My primary goal in blogging will still be to stay connected with family and friends who live far away. I also hope that this blog can be a source of encouragement to other young women.