"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."
This quote is from the Prophet of my Church, President Thomas S. Monson. I actually came across this talk when I was searching for peace just after the loss of Val, Kathy and Quincy. While this tragedy is not my own, it has helped me to more fully distinguish those things that are important, and those things that aren't.
I've realized that this blog takes time away from what is most important to me in this world- my children.
Don't get me wrong- I have loved it. It has been a great blessing to me to form friendships with people that share my passion. I've loved connecting with so many people, and I feel truly blessed for the relationships that have formed here.
But it is time to say goodbye.
I've thought about just not updating, but I hate it when a blogger just disappears without a proper farewell. So, here it is- the final post of Run My Guts Out.
Thanks for supporting me in my successes, and most of all my failures. Thanks for inspiring me. Thanks for making me laugh. Thanks for being a friend!