Just checking in with you all. Hope you're good.
I wanted to let you know that the blog will be returning in the New Year! I am continuing to take the rest of the year off but will be back in 2013 with new posts and a brand spanking new site!
I remember starting this blog back in 2009 because I wanted to write for Weddingbee. Newly engaged, I discovered this wedding site full of blogging brides where you followed their journey to the altar. They were on the lookout for new writers and I thought why not; the only caveat - I needed to have my own blog.
New to the world of blogging and with the cheesy name of afamwedschichi, I started documenting our wedding planning journey to a handful of readers.
I never did get picked for Weddingbee but I enjoyed writing so much that I continued to blog beyond the wedding, seeing the blog evolve to include topics such as my faith, family and marriage as I shared the things God was teaching and showing me.
This year my life changed and so did my priorities and there comes a time in every ‘project’ were you realise that it has run its course and you need to move forward into other things. This is that time and it is with peace in my heart that I announce that this will be my last blog post.
It is something that I have prayed and thought a lot about and is the right choice for this season of my life. I do plan to return back to blogging in the future, but only when the time is right.
I want to thank you for being such a loyal reader over the past three years. For your comments and messages, prayers and stories, I will truly cherish the memories from this blog. You are part of a wonderful community on here.
Thanks for sharing this journey with me.
ps. The blog itself will remain online, so that the archives are still accessible but I won't be posting any new posts.
The Facebook page will also remain open and I will frequent there from time to time to post things I find around the web. Please check out my resources page for other blogs you might like to read.
If you want to stay in touch you can find me on twitter.
pps. We celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary tomorrow (26/6)– woo!
I don’t have a lot of words today, but rather a verse of encouragement.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7
There are times when life knocks you back, people let you down and you feel LOW. Their words may pierce your heart but I am encouraged that God’s word tells me that He is my strength and I can trust Him with ALL my heart and I will be helped.
If this is you today, join with me today – put on your favourite worship CD and offer him worship and praise. Let your heart rejoice and praise Him with your song.
It is well.
On this your first Father’s Day… I want to tell you just how proud of you I am.
Fatherhood has come so naturally to you and as I watch the bond the two of you share, I am so grateful to God for your relationship. You really are her first love and I pray that it remains so.
My own personal father-daughter relationship has been challenging at times, but my experiences only makes me appreciate what you do and who you are you even more.
You consciously make the effort to buck the mould, REJECTING the stereotypes that society try to enforce as a black father. Instead you carve out your own blueprint for practical biblical fatherhood, understanding the importance of spending time, being hands on and giving of yourself 100% regardless.
Thank you for walking the walk in fatherhood.
Thank you for showing your love practically.
Thank you for being a wonderful father to our daughter. She is blessed to call you Daddy.
With Father’s Day upon us this weekend, this week’s finds are focused around the men in our lives.
I was on Pinterest and saw this post in someone’s ‘things for the man I love’ folder. Our husbands are the most important people in our lives after God, so if you’re looking for ways to inspire your other half, here are 50 Ways. I loved the article so much I had to share.
Via Twitter I came across Unveiled Wife which is a fantastic blog with the sole purpose to provide help and encouragement to wives, daily. She has a feature called Letter to My Husband, where you write a letter to your husband and send in. It gets published on a certain day and you direct your husband to the site to read. I think it’s a really nice way to show appreciation to your man publicly (or privately if you want to be anonymous).
Finally if you’re short on ideas for Father’s Day gifts, there is still time to get creative. Check out the great craft ideas from The Crafting Chicks where gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to show the fathers in your life some love on Sunday!