The biggest part of this resolution, though, is to spend more face or phone time with all of you. While I love keeping up with my people on FB, blogger, text etc. I'm not loving that it's taken the place of real life relationship. The people I love are important to me. Important enough that I will MAKE the time for you. At some point people stopped calling/checking in/visiting etc. Most people had good intentions...not wanting to bother us during really hard times of our lives. Regardless, I feel disconnected and lonely. I'm done wondering why, feeling neglected and/or blaming. I'm making the time and effort to change a part of my life I don't like. I need my people. Period.
Why am I sharing this instead of just doing it? Good question. Accountability and help. I need you to hold me accountable. I also may need help getting back in to the habit of being connected. At the risk of sounding pathetic, I'm pretty self conscious and don't want to 'bug' people or force a relationship that they don't desire. So, help me out and call me, invite me to coffee, or even our family to a BBQ/gathering/etc.
Last, but never least, I feel like I need to thank all of you again for loving our family through these last several years. If you're still around, you've seen us through a lot. We've spent most of the past 10 years in survival mode. It's hard to invest in anything when you're struggling to keep your head above water. If you're still here, loving us, thank you.
Let's make this year beautiful. Mmmm'kay?