Friday, June 11, 2010

Seasons of Life

Seasons are a good thing.

Living here in the desert, I'm thankful for seasons. I'd hate for our scorching summer temps to be a constant thing and I always look for the reprieve of our lovely fall season.

So, as seasons come and go - so do good things and after much prayer and contemplation and discussion with my husband,  I've decided to put this blog - Simple Home Living into a coast mode.

Coasting means that once in a blue moon I'll have a subject or two that is churning of which I'll write about.  For example - I do have one brewing - I say brewing - because it's been one that has been incredibly painful to my heart.  The subject is about a long term friendship and relationship that has crumbled with no resolve because of a refusal to meet for coffee and at least talk and place truth on the table.  It will take some time to write about this because I'm still processing, shaking my head and working through the pain of this "walk away" friend.  Amazing that that happens, isn't it?

So, as I've expressed, this blog will coast along without my obvious presence.  The reason I'm not closing it out  completely is because there are still many who visit this blog due to resources for women on marriage, the home front and other good stuff.  I want this to continue to be just that - a resource place for women to draw upon for help.

Often I've referred to La Maison et le Jardin and its lighter touch.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity and lack of pressure to post daily life there.  That will continue.  

Also, periodically, I've mentioned Cactus Road and have shared its evolution from a place where "church" met in a house on dirt into what has beautifully become a farm where life and community are happening and in constant motion.  In light of that transformation, Michael and I have been journaling our journey through this wonderful metamorphosis and in time will blog that experience on another blog spot.

Thanks for your support and understanding - in this - my season of life.

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Debbie said...

Lylah, I look forward to reading what you and Michael have to write about your experiences with your home church and more. Friendship can be a delicate thing with some. It hurts though when they walk away without talking things out.

Blessings and hugs,

Lylah Ledner said...

Debbie - what kind words. . .

Donna said...

I just wanted to say thankyou Lylah for all the wonderful things you have shared on this blog...I am so glad that God brought me to it! As a christian wife and mother...I continue to find encouragement from you words! Blessings to you!

Lylah Ledner said...

Thanks too to those of you that have sent me personal notes of your own recent pain of your walk away friends. It's been incredibly comforting and helpful. Thank you!

Julie Fink said...

Lylah, Thanks for all the times you've shared your heart here. I really enjoy reading your posts and have learned so much from you by reading them. I know I will continue to reference them in the future as well. I understand how painful that is when friendships change or friends walk away without explanation. I pray that your friend will have a change of heart and be willing to talk things through with you.
Love and Blessings,

Lylah Ledner said...

Thanks Julie - you're a love. I pray so too. Crazy, isn't it!

Beth Ann said...

Hi Lylah!
I have been gone for almost a year, and now what summer is back, so am I.
I wanted to thank you for such comforting words you gave me on helping me through some rough times in my marriage. I look back to a year ago, and we have come so far, especially since life tossed us some doosies! LOL I love you for being you!
Thank you!
Beth Ann

Mary said...

The seasons in life are a good thing. Sometimes they do not feel that way, especially when they cause us a bit of discomfort. I believe it all eventually comes out in the wash, though, and often-times becomes a positive learning experience.

Lylah, thank you for your blog, your beautiful and inspiring thoughts. I look forward to staying in touch.

Lylah Ledner said...

I am very touched by all of you and your kind words...thanks! xoxo lylah

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your site and sadly read about your friend that has walked away. The same happened to me years ago.. after a 30 year friendship. Unfortunately, jealousy was at the base of the separation. Still, I think about this particular friend so often and hope for her healing.

I hope you find peace. Everything for a reason..


ps: I'm posting as anonynmous because I can't remember my Google password!

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What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say..

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