Hi, My name is Emily Davis. I’ve been blogging since 2006. My original blogs started as a way to communicate with my husband and daddy, who were both in Iraq at the same time. It was easier for them to read a blog post and download pictures than it was for me to email them — according to them.
I’ve blogged about Faith, Family, Finances, Homeschooling, Papercrafting. I’ve tried various blog platforms. And I just feel like Word Press is going to be the best fit. Not because I know what I am doing. But because I feel called to have a fresh start.
I am planning to combine my crafting and my writing on the same blog – because y’all, at 55, I’m not doing two separate blogs anymore. Over time, I will move blog posts to this blog – mostly book reviews and other favorite posts.
Let me tell you real quickly about our past three years or so. In this time span, my parents both passed away. I had three major surgeries. My husband and so also had one surgery each. And you want to hear something funny – we all had our left ankles operated on. HA! We sold our big house (it actually sold three days after I had surgery on both legs) and we moved into a rental so we could find a place. We had to sign a year lease… and literally got called to move to Naples, Italy in support of the Navy – where we have been for 11 months and three weeks — it will be a year August 2nd. We transitioned our youngest son into DODEA School from homeschool. And in it all, I’ve lost me – my identity and my mind.
Italy has been very challenging for many reasons, some of which will be blog posts. It’s also brought be closer to the Lord, through a series of – there’s no where left but God – moments. And you know what, I feel like we are right where we are supposed to be.
Many friends have said – “Emily, why aren’t you blogging?” Well, it’s because I feel like I’m all over the place emotionally and mentally. And I don’t know how to put it all out there without sounding crazy! And so – I’m sifting through the thoughts and organizing them.
I am busy walking out of the depression I’ve been in, and getting my home and finances and everything else organized. I have stories to tell and advice to give. I have palpable stories about conversations with God…. and I hope to start blogging about our travels and travails very soon.
Until then, pray for me, as I will be praying for you.