Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dearest Sisterhood



Dear Sisters,

I owe you this letter. It's been a very long time coming, to the point where we are now almost strangers, waving at each other as we walk past and asking "how are you?" but not actually stopping to hear the response.

You might have seen me popping around on Facebook, being all non-committal. Things got a little crazy after our Christmas LOVE BOMBs, I had two little girls to look after, we moved homes, excuses excuses.

But really, and I told you ladies this from the start, I am only here doing what I do because I believe God wanted me to. And then at the start of the year, I felt that calling lift, and I felt like I needed to focus on my family, on settling our girls into life, on looking after my own self, on developing some of my hobbies for my own sanity, on loving on my husband, making some new friends, going deeper with God and learning more about Him and His grace.

And so that's what I did, and it's been great! Sure, I have still been responding to the occassional Sisterhood request - they are still out there people! LOVE BOMBs have been departing these places at random intervals, sent with love, on your behalf. (we are now officially out of love bomb stock!)

But I haven't been able to truly commit to The Sisterhood, but I also haven't been able to say good bye either. Something has kept us together, and thats okay.

So here I am, finally plugging in. My head is just bobbing out of this "I've got two crazy little girls who keep me really busy" fog, and you are all swimming into focus again.

How are you going out there? Has life and people been treating you well? Are you in a good space? Are things tough right now? I'd love to hear from you.


I'll write another post in the not so distant future about what my dreams are for The Sisterhood (future Ninja bakes etc etc), but for now I thought I should just drop in and show my face and say hi. 

This is my little family, on Katies 1'st birthday in June (photo above). Wow, that was 2 months ago already! Time is flying! Anyway, it's our most recent photo together, so I thought you might like to see where we are at now.

And hay, if you haven't stuck around waiting, if you've gone and given up on us, that's okay too. But you'll hear from me soon if you're still around :)

Much love, always.


Sophie xxxx


12 comments:

  1. Sophie, I think it's awesome what you did with setting up the Sisterhood .. you've got such a loving heart, and reaching out to communities in NZ was a great thing. It is amazing that you're now taking a rest to look after yourself and family. Perhaps someone else will take up the baton for the Sisterhood.

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    1. Thanks so much Abbi, and thank you for all of your continued support while you were in NZ (and beyond!) xxx

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  2. Hey Soph! This is all totally understandable. Not only that, it's necessary that you should be focusing on exactly what God's called you to. You're not only the Sisterhood leader and rep, you're also a wife and mother, and a woman with needs of your own. It's great to hear you have been able to focus your attention on those parts of your life.

    I haven't checked in with the Sisterhood in a while either, but haven't forgotten. Baby #5 is now two months old. It's been a busy time, and a lovely time. I am also facing some pretty big decisions at the moment, working out with Hubby which opportunities are from God (and therefore we should say yes to them) and which are just distractions we should walk away from. We are both big dreamers who want to impact our world, so it can be difficult to focus on one thing at a time. We will get there.

    I will try to stay "plugged in" because I'm still just as passionate about what the Sisterhood does to support women. It's a beautiful thing when we build each other up in a world where so many tear each other down.

    xo

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    1. Thanks Cass! I hope God will shine some light on those choices you have to make, life is pretty exciting on the while side huh ;) xxx Love to your 7xxx

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  3. Hi Sophie - I know what you are saying about life closing in - it is for me too at the moment. Your girls look beautiful and it is a lovely photo.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thanks Maxine, and thanks for always showing up here and supporting me x

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  4. Sophie! I was JUST wondering about the Sisterhood the other day! So good to hear you haven't given up on it already. I'd love to contribute to the pot so you can get some stuff for Love Bombs when you're ready. I've reopened my Etsy shop this week, so I'll have some extra funds lurking. I'm still keen as mustard, but no pressure. It's a beautiful thing. When you're ready.
    xx

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    1. Simone, I feel like I am ALWAYS thinking of you! I'm going to start praying for you each time you pop into my mind! xxxx

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  5. I'm still here! Totally understand where you are at, it is a lot to juggle!
    xx

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  6. Love the Hungry caterpillar in te reo. Awesome.

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    1. Good spotting! It was a birthday present from some lovely friends xxx

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