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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

6
Jan

i lost my voice …

Hello? Hello?

I’m not entirely sure if anyone is still out there? If by chance there is, then it’s no secret to you things have been pretty darn quiet around here!

There’s been a whole lot going on in my neck of the woods. We’ve been busy, busy, busy {I’m currently reading Phil Robertson’s book, Happy, Happy, Happy. If you’re a Duck Dynasty fan, play along with me and read “busy, busy, busy” with a slow and lazy drawl?}. It seems I drop the girls off at school and run non-stop all day … appointments, meetings, doctors, dentists, school lunch & reads, riding lessons after school, groceries, laundry, cleaning, a teen who’s being homeschooled again and doesn’t like to be left alone, and sometimes if I can plan it just right and don’t end up with a sick kid at home, I actually get to have a fun day antiquing or lunch with a friend!

Anyway. You get the picture and I’m sure you all know exactly what I’m talking about. This year flew by! I look back and wonder what I did with it! At times it seems I’m running from one crisis to the next with no down time in-between.

Piper commented recently this was the fastest year in her life! You know if it went fast for an eleven year old, us adults be in real big trouble!

All that busy, busy, busy aside {remember – slow, lazy drawl!}, there’s a bigger reason things have been so quiet ’round these parts …

I lost my voice …

Not literally. Cuz you know, with typing and all, I guess I don’t need a literal voice.

But inside – inside where my heart, my thoughts, and my “voice” live – I lost them.

I’ve always considered myself an open book. Especially here. I cringe actually, with some of the things I’ve shared here in the past! Not regret. Just can’t believe how open I’ve been. But that’s okay with me. That’s who I believe I am.

And then some things happened. I still shared in the ways that I could. At first, I went gonzo-creative {example here} — and am so thankful my blog is about all sorts of facets of my life, that gave me the freedom to share more than just thoughts or happenings in my life.

After I ran my creative bone into the ground and started to “feel” some of the things we were facing, I would cautiously write about some of my thoughts and feelings.

I’ve got a lot of thoughts on this subject and will be finishing them up in a separate post {or two … or three} … I hope you’ll join me over the next few days as I continue to share my thoughts.

I lost my voice – part 2
I lost my voice – part 3

 

 

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9 Responses to “i lost my voice …”

  1. Susan Lesperance says:

    Dear Tracie, although you feel that you have “lost your voice”, please know that your heart, thoughts, wisdom, advice and love still shine through in all your posts. Sometimes when life’s events become overwhelming, we feel ourselves withdraw inside of ourselves. That is most likely God’s way of letting us reflect on all that is happening in a quiet way. Despite your obstacles and challenges, you find the strength to carry on…with grace and dignity. Your voice continues on quietly and is one of caring, compassion, courage…and love love love (said with a slow, lazy draw). Thank you and may God continue to bless you and your family.

  2. I’ve been there before…glad you are finding your way back!!!

  3. Terry says:

    You will find it again…and when you do…we will be hear to listen….don’t give up….just listen to the voice inside….2014 will be a great year~~

  4. katherine marie says:

    love you ALWAYS! you voice– your heart, soul, creativity and joy– it’s there… just waiting for the right moment to BURST into action!! when the time is right you’ll be back better than ever! xoxoxox!

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  6. Barbie says:

    I love you and your voice. So thankful you are finding it again!
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  7. dawn says:

    the other day i popped over here to see if i had missed anything and NOTHING and today? i have missed days worth of your lovely voice. i have missed you here. like crazy. i knew there was one more thing i wanted to ask you in the email, and this made me remember, and it answered it all at once. i wanted to know if you were writing another book :) saying a prayer right now that you can find your voice again… it is hard to find our way back. i know. i lost mine too. slowly, slowly retracing steps… xoxo.
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