Over 6 years ago I began this blog as a way to keep family and friends up to date on the happenings in the Dangel household. (I now do that here.) Along the way I picked up more readers than I ever imagined - not thousands, but certainly more than our family, and I began to write more from my heart.
Then God began moving in my spirit to do something more with my writing. I attended She Speaks twice. The second time I came away with a crystal clear idea of what God intended for my writing in that season, and I worked hard at making the blog content the best it could be.
My regular and long-time readers have probably noticed that my heart is simply not in this anymore. I've tried to muster the inspiration, but it is not there. You might wonder why God would lead in one direction only to seemingly change His mind. I wonder that too. In fact, for a long time I've thought perhaps the calling was the same and my attitude was the disagreeing factor. But I don't think so anymore.
I cannot explain the ways of the Lord; I can only hope to hear correctly and follow. If the opportunity and calling arise for me to write again, I surely will. For now, I am ending Still Delighted indefinitely and will continue to document our family life at Delighted Dangels.
"Thank you" does not seem adequate, not nearly adequate, for the encouragement, support, and love you have shown me here for the last 6+ years. In comments, in emails, and in person you have made me laugh and cry. You have been more than readers and lurkers; you've been friends. I hope we'll continue that friendship by other means.
Until I see you again in person or somewhere on the internet ...