OK....so I've been MIA in the blogging world for quite some time. And there just HAS to be an explanation, right? Of course!
Reason #1: BUSY. Summers are crazy with two kiddos and I just flat out did not put my computer time at the top (or even near the middle) of my priority list.
Reason #2: I was sad. We received news on July 13th - the day before my 33rd birthday that my Grandad Evans had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that had already metastasized to the brain. YIKES. Not exactly the kind of news you expect to be delivered when you go to your family doctor because you've been short of breath lately. Needless to say, it took us all by shock when we lost our beloved Grandiddy. Even though I had prayed that the Lord would not allow him to suffer, I still begged to have him back for even just a day when I found out we no longer had him. You see, we were scheduled to go for a visit that very next weekend. I could not wrap my mind around the idea that I would not see him again on this earth. Get to hug his neck. Give him a hard time about whatever it was I came up with that day. Watch him hug on Reese and Mason. I was so not ready for him to go. To this day, I cannot accept that I can't pick up the phone to see which football game he is watching. But you know what is so cool? The weekend after Grandad went home to be with the Lord and Grammy, there was a "Perfect Trifecta". And he had front row seats to all 3. OSU beats Georgia, K-STATE beats Massachusetts and OU loses to BYU. I don't know if I could have beat him to the phone on that day! He would have been pumped and I would have answered the phone to the sound of his boisterous laughter! And Dawn...I apologize now and you know I love you! ;-)
All that to say, I finally decided to publish the post I wrote the morning I found out about Grandad passing away. For some reason, it gave me comfort to write. I just couldn't share it until now. And I couldn't continue to blog knowing this post was just sitting out there hiding in cyberspace without being included in my journey. So here's to you Grandad. I love you so.