Yes. I am still alive... but my blogging heart was not for a very long time. This summer, my husband's family lost a beloved sister, daughter, aunty in Sonya Chin Alo Alder. She was my husband's aunt and she lost a long battle with breast cancer... To me, she was my motivation and inspiration as a blog writer, and when she passed away, I felt like I lost my way. It's not fair to blame Aunty Sonya for my writer's block, but my conversations with her pushed me to write my blog entries. When she was gone, I couldn't think of topics, or even motivate myself to write. I'm really sorry if I lost connections with all of you, but it was so hard. I didn't even want to check my amauimommy e-mail. :-(
Then, one day last week, I was trying to find pictures of BJ, and I realized I couldn't find any recent ones. I immediately got mad at myself because I wasn't documenting his growth. Plus, Aunty Sonya would be sad to learn that I wasn't keeping up with my blog.
I'm going to try to push myself to write more now, for Aunty Sonya, and for the rest of you who are out there and maybe I don't know that you are reading. Thank you for your patience as I revamp my blog and start over again. Love you all, and love you Aunty Sonya.