*Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my dad. His pain is still being managed pretty well, though he has experienced a decrease in energy. The biggest news is that he and my mom just decided he will retire at the end of March, enabling him to rest, volunteer and travel as he feels led. I rejoice that they are in a position that this is possible. I hear in his voice an excitement for what he will do with this new freedom and time, and I'm sure this move will have a positive effect on how he's feeling!
*We're just 4 weeks away from meeting our daughter--it's gone so fast up until this point, but I have to admit it's hard to maintain a consistently cheerful attitude in the midst of the discomforts that come with (late) pregnancy!
*I finished my work at the college a couple of weeks ago. I'm so thankful God provided those opportunities, but am also glad that I will have more flexibility in my schedule these final weeks before we go through a major transition!
*As for blogging, it was totally the right decision to cut back a few weeks ago. I continue to take Thursdays off from blog stuff altogether, and that just makes me look more forward to checking in on Fridays! Makes me think of the adage "less is more"--it's certainly been true for me.