I’ve Missed You

I’ve missed you.

I’m not quite sure where I’ve been.  Living my life.  Doing the day to day stuff and trying to keep up with it all.  But that’s not why I’ve been neglecting you.

I think that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary hit me harder than I thought.  I cried for days.  I still cry sometimes.  The horror is difficult for me to handle.

Somehow, coming here and writing about my daily struggles with my kids seemed whiny and ungrateful.  Sharing a recipe seemed unimportant and trivial.  I just wasn’t sure what to say or how to share my voice and life with you anymore.

So I stayed away.   I’m sure I have lost some of you over our long silence.  And I’m sorry for that.  

I have come to realize that it is precisely these little things that are so very important.  The common struggles.  Good food.  Tears and laughter.  We need these things in good times and bad.  They are life affirming.  And I have missed sharing them with you all.

I hope that you all will continue to walk with me and share life, love, and food with me.  

I will continue to share the chaos that is my family, and the deliciousness that is our food.  I hope you will share a bit of your lives with me as well.