Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone…

(Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi, 1970)

Life is so ironic.

After a year’s (inexplicable) absence, I finally got the nudge to resume writing.

There was an intense Mother’s Day post in the works.

Sadly, I received an email last week stating that my Margery domain was in trouble because of a credit card change.  (We were among the thousands who were messed up because of the Target debacle at Christmas.)

I’ve spent over 8 hours today trying to renew Margery’s domain. I even went to the Apple store in tears.

They couldn’t fix it, either.

They did give me the super-secret insider Google phone number. Even that didn’t work.

Google is absolutely impossible to deal with. There are no (decent) words to express the extreme frustration I feel. But it looks like this may be the sad end of Margery, just as I planned a new beginning. (Unless they screw up.) Now I am in the process of saying goodbye.

After re-reading some old posts, the main emotion I feel is an intense sense of gratitude.

To those faithful readers who gave me grace when I didn’t deserve it: 

Thank you for listening. Thank you for caring. Thank you for wanting me to continue sharing my random observations. I appreciate you more than I can ever express... even when I didn’t respond to your comments.

I am embarrassed at some of the things I’ve shared, but realize that, in some ways, I didn’t share enough. Recently, I’d been hoping for another chance. I realize now (too late?)  that this platform has been a great privilege.

We’ll see what happens tomorrow, after the deadline for renewal has passed (at midnight tonight.) I pray that the whole past Margery thing won’t be erased. (I’m woefully ignorant about the workings of these things.) Even if no one else got anything out of it, I learned a lot in articulating my thoughts.

If this is an end, I pray that there will be a new beginning.

One with “fresh fire.”

Thank you for your loving support of our family over the past 6+ years.  It means the world to us.

Love, Kim

(P.S. If I post again on a different site, I’ll ask Katherine to let you know.)

(Just in case this is my last post, this is Pirate Night on the Disney Cruise, Spring Break, 2014.


Elizabeth said...

Looks like the site is still here! Hope that means you now have to continue writing!

sara said...

Hi Kim, My name is Sara Hallisey. I learned about your blog through Hope Heals. I appreciate your voice--and I have read the Book of Margery Kempe for grad school! Anyway, I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Award. To learn more about it, you can see my post on:

The award is used to connect bloggers and to increase exposure for their blogs. I hope you accept the nomination, and I look forward to reading your answers. All best, Sara

Kim said...

So far, so good, although I've been sent another warning.

Ya'll are so sweet!!!

I'm sorry your comments weren't published until today. For some reason, I have to "approve" comments now, and gmail sent them to the wrong tab. ("Promotions.")

Sara, thank you for the honor! I'll try to answer the questions soon!

Love, Kim

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you blogging again! Hopefully the Google issues will work out.

He does love us just the same.

Take good care, Em

Anonymous said...

Kim -- I do SO wish you would publish all your MRO's posts. They have been such a blessing and I would love to have them to keep and I'm sure there are many others who would, too. And what a great little gift book they would make. I hope so much that you can keep your site!! God's blessings to you and yours!
-- Pat P

Anonymous said...

Hope I can continue to get your inspirational writings...have missed you for a long time.
Friends and I are looking forward to seeing/hearing Katherine and Jay this Sun. here on the Eastern Shore. We've been praying for them through these years of healing.
Continued prayers for all of you!

Fairhope, AL

Kim said...

Thank you, Sue! Your prayers mean so much to all of us!

Looks like Blogger's threats didn't result in anything.
Hope to resume writing when life calms down a little bit.

love, kim

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back in the blogosphere!! You have been missed (I have missed you!!)

Lori H.