Friday, January 23, 2009

Diving right back in...

....because to explain this blog's absence with any sufficient detail would make for a very long post, and one I'm not sure I should share online. Not yet anyway. You may notice I've deleted a good number of posts and removed some personal information. I'm still in the process of sorting through 2 years of writing in an effort to retain some privacy.

I am grateful for all the kind emails these last few months and those that continue to trickle in inquiring about our well-being and about plans for blogging again. Thank you. I can't promise I'll post much these days, but in weighing the decision to blog or not-to-blog, I've come to realize I benefit tremendously from recording the details of our grace-filled life (more on that note in my sidebar). And so it continues....

60 comments:

Grace at Home said...

You've been missed, Kristen! Welcome back! I love the picture in your header, very lovely!
Dee (www.GracealaMaison.blogspot.com)

Jennifer said...

I've missed you so much! I'm glad to see you are writing again.

Jeannine said...

So happy you're back! So short blog list is back to it's old self: Alice, Lissa, Elizabeth, Danielle, and KRISTEN!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Who needs that fickle Minnesota sun when I have my beloved Small Treasures back?!!

I am so very, very happy to see all your beautiful faces again.

Christine said...

It's good to see you back online.

Michele Quigley said...

Welcome back my dear --so nice to see you blogging again!

William & Natasha said...

Welcome back. I am so excited! I have benefited greatly from your perspective on life!

Hallie said...

I was just thinking about you and your lovely blog the other day. I am so glad you're back!

Jen said...

I am so glad you are back to blogging!! I've missed your on-line presence!

turtlemama said...

Welcome Back! I really missed you over Christmas as I remembered your posts about simplicity a year ago. Also, do tell us how some of your projects have turned out. I think you were working on a mirror when you left.

Kimberlee said...

Oh, joy! So thankful that a great treasure has returned to the blogosphere! You've been sorely missed. xo

Tracy said...

Glad to see you back! God Bless!

+JMJ+ said...

What great news to hear you are back!

Your "voice" was missed. God gave you a talent for writing and His gifts should be shared!

(Sprinkle some holy water, pray to St. Michael)

Cheryl M. said...

I too have missed you terribly and am very happy to have you back!!!! :))) Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

Hooray! Welcome back!

Carmen said...

I'm so glad your back. I've been missing your gentle beauty!

Carmen said...

I meant "you're" instead of "your".
Oops!! Again, Welcome back!

Mrs Pea said...

So happy you could come back, Kristen!

Lissa said...

Hurrah!!!! This news makes my day. :)

Mary said...

Kristen,
Welcome Back!! I look forward to being inspired by your journey once again.

Erika said...

Yeah! You are back!

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

I am so excited that you're back! We've all missed you very much. Reading your posts was always a highlight of my day.

stephanie said...

I have missed your beautiful blog, too. I'm glad to see you are back!

Marianne said...

Your blog is a visual delight.

Shannon said...

oh my goodness, I loved your blog and am glad you are back! i think of you often!

Jamie said...

SO great to see you back. I hope it works out for you and you feel safe enough to continue. I understand those feelings and it pulls both ways.

You have been missed! You were one of my first blogs and will always hold a special place in my heart!

God Bless you!

shivaun said...

I missed you! I'm glad you are taking safety measures and I am SO glad that you are back! You are an inspiration. :)

Jill said...

I have thought of you often and wondered how you were all doing. Glad to see you back here!

Heather said...

I am so happy that you are back! I loved reading your blog.
Heather

Andrea said...

I just wanted to say that I am glad to see you back! You have always been such a beautiful example of Catholic motherhood!

Vicki said...

Welcome back Kristen.

Nina said...

So very happy to see your blog again! It is always a delight to read whatever you post.

coffeemom said...

Welcome back! We've missed yoU!

amy said...

What a lovely blog! I'll be back to visit.

Paula in MN said...

I'm so glad you are back! I've missed your beautiful words and pictures!

Ellen said...

Welcome back.

regan said...

sooooooo glad you are back. i have so missed your presence! even though you don't know me=)

Jeanne said...

I am so happy you are back! Your adoption posts are so beautiful - I am looking forward to recommending them again.

Mary Poppins NOT said...

I just heard you are back, and I am very glad. I missed your rays of sunshine!

sherry said...

Welcome back!! I so enjoyed reading about your experience with adoption. After 4 bio. kiddos we adopted our 2 little guys from Korea and Africa! It is so refreshing to read your posts again!! Sherry

Lerin said...

Welcome back!

This is my first visit to your page, referred over by Margaret in Minnesota. Your blog is beautiful and so are the photos! I'm adding you to my reading list.

Anonymous said...

What a refreshing surprise to find that this blog is back up! Kristin, reading your sidebar gave me a much better perspective on things!!

Alice Gunther said...

You have been missed, dearest! This new blog is gorgeous!

Subscribing now. :)

Michelle said...

Welcome back!

KC said...

YAY!!! I've missed you.

Blair said...

Well, you can tell we've all missed you! A pretty quick comeback! I saw someone linked to my blog through "my smalltreasures" while my husband was checking my sitemeter stats...and I started yelling at him to please click on that to see if it was really you! You've been missed and I'm so glad you're back!

Beth said...

Yay!!! So glad to see you back!

Donna said...

My friends and I in Alabama are SO GLAD you are back- we all mourned your absence! Glad you are all well!

Rosebud said...

Welcome back, Kristen.

Your words and your example have been a constant encouragement to me in trying to live simply in this earthly life and to simply live for Him alone. I am so glad that you are back. And I'm so grateful that you are open to His grace to be used as His instrument.

Beth said...

I'm so glad you're back! (I always read you, but rarely commented, if you're wondering who on earth I am *smile*).

kimberly said...

You have been sorely missed! Thanks for brightening up the mommy corner of the internet! Blessings to you and yours...

Kimberly

Kathryn said...

Welcome back, I love your blog (been a lurker) and had lost the link during your absence, I was glad to see you back!!!

JennGM said...

You were missed. I'm glad to see you back!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!

Roxanna said...

yay!! I'm glad you're back! =)
You're girls are SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Yea! Welcome among the many!

Kristin

Louise said...

i am so happy to see that you are back posting on your beautiful blog!

Kate @ Momopoly said...

Your words and family are beautiful and clearly, a BIG treasure to a lot of Cyberspace. Welcome back.

Blessings,
Kate

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

So glad you're back - I've missed you!

Tara Sz. said...

Kristen, thank you so much for courageously sharing your insights once again. I am pregnant with my first child and praising the Lord that He gave me your blog back as an added resource during this very important time! May He bless and keep you as you raise your beautiful girls and inspire us with your reflections on motherhood.

Love in Him,
Tara Sz.