a quick apology
Well, this is embarrassing, but here it goes.
This morning I stumbled upon an email account that I had forgotten existed. It's the email I set up for this blog, and it's apparently not connected to my regular email address. I was surprised to see almost 700 messages in that account, and my heart sank to see that so many of you have written me without receiving any sort of response.
I'm also a bit overwhelmed, as many of these messages are heartfelt letters, not just quick responses to posts. As I started to skim through a few of these notes, I wondered how in the world I could let you all know how much I appreciate your readership and your trust.
Some of these responses would take me days to think through and another day or two to address in the way that I would like. (My closest friends would tell you that sometimes I tend to freeze when thinking about how to respond to people who mean the most to me because I feel so much so intensely and don't want to say the wrong thing, so I just go quiet.) And since I am working full time while trying to write a book that's due in draft this summer, all while trying to be a wife and mom, I'm not sure how to even begin this new endeavor of connecting one-on-one with readers. I don't want you to feel unseen or unloved. I can tell that so many of you are people I would truly enjoy as friends, if we had the luxury of more time.
So this morning I'm going to start by praying about what you folks have sent me as a whole, and then seek God's help for how to reach back out to you while working through my other commitments. (This would be a good time for that "independently wealthy" prayer to kick in. Just kidding.)
Also, I'm sorry if you wrote me and never heard back. Thank you for reaching out. You words help me remember why I'm doing this. Hopefully there will be time for me to respond in the future!
In the Love of Jesus,