Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why I've Been Gone

I have been taking a break from blogging because my mom has been in the hospital since February 8th. After more than a week the doctors believe they have finally found what is wrong, a rare disease called limbic encephalitis. Since starting the new treatment my mom has improved a lot and is now awake and able to eat and move and they will be moving her out of the ICU soon. It is truly amazing to me to see how God is healing her.

During this time I have been reflecting on how much I love my mom and how I haven't always been present when I visit her. I let myself get distracted by other things and didn't always give her my full attention when she was trying to spend time with me. I last saw her when I was home for Christmas and I hate to think how much of that time I spent on the computer either using Pinterest or on this blog. For some people blogging is a hobby that is just a part of their life and an activity they enjoy. For me it became something that I perhaps have devoted too much time to over the past few years. Honestly I haven't enjoyed blogging since 2011 but I've kept at it because I do like the community and I love to read and I didn't want to just quit. 

I am so glad my mom is doing better and I plan to spend as much time with her as I can. Her hospital is 3 hours away but I will go visit her as much as possible. In order to devote more time to my family and to get my priorities straight and because writing book reviews is frankly not something I want to think about right now I am going to be taking a break from it for the next several weeks. 

Thank you for reading my blog. I truly appreciate it. 

Saying goodbye for now,

Christina T


  1. Thank you so much for sharing and being vulnerable with us Christina! I didn't realize you had struggled with blogging for so long-I can't imagine how you've kept going. Completely understand wanting to be with your family right now and will welcome you back any time you have a chance to stop by :) Prayers for all of you!

  2. I completely understand! Family is MOST important and I hope your mom recovers quickly. You guys will be in my thoughts and keep us updated on things through Twitter. I will be thinking of you!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's ordeal but very glad they've discovered the cause and she is improving!

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your mother, but I'm glad that she's starting to improve. I hope she continues to do so and recovers quickly. I know how difficult it is to have a parent in the hospital & ICU, so my heart goes out to you.

    Don't worry too much about blogging - family should always come first.

    Thank you for sharing! Best wishes to you, your mother, and family.

  5. SO glad to hear your mom is doing better. *hugs*

  6. I am so glad to hear that your mom's health is improving!

  7. Second Chances are beautiful things. I'm so happy to hear your mum is doing better and you can spend quality time with her. I think we all go through difficult times with blogging, we can let it become all encompassing, it's about finding a good balance isn't it. I love the community too and we'll be here when you're ready. Hugs


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