Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

End of an Era

But in an oh so good way!

Last Thursday, DCF closed out our case. Yes, after 4.5 long years, and much heartache, we are finally finished with them.
I must say, it's strange to look at my calendar and not see an upcoming appointment for our worker's next visit. I don't think I am quite ready to take her number off speed dial yet either. She has said we are welcome to keep in touch and I think we just might. Knowing we don't have to is what makes all the difference.
I'll be the first to admit that with this trial of moving coming up, and various other things we are dealing with right now, I am nervous about my abilities when it comes to being the kind of mother and wife I need to be. That DCF has expected me to be. Then I remind myself that God does not give us more than we can bear with His help, and that of all the things in my life that He has brought me through, what's a little move? Amen?

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