In a season that’s known for miracles, it really shouldn’t surprise me that I experienced one of my own.
After almost 2 full months of not being able to access my blog here at Have a Little Faith, I am so thrilled to be able to say that I finally regained full access to my site this week. In November, I was hacked not once, but twice, and things really got pretty messy.
My web host provider at the time offered little to no support, so after learning my site was compromised a second time, after I had paid for it to be repaired by a professional, I decided enough was enough. Time to change web host providers. And so glad I did! A huge shout out to Name Hero, who worked with my relentlessly to get my corrupt files quarantined, repaired and back up and running the way they should be.
It was an extremely frustrating and time consuming process, one that I hope I’ll never have to deal with again. And I’ll admit there were plenty of times I just felt like giving up on blogging altogether. But throwing away 6 years worth of content just because it was hard wasn’t a good enough excuse!
Keep the Faith! That’s my life’s motto and that’s what had be done in this situation. I’m so glad I stuck with it and the blog is back up and running.
So, let’s get you caught up to speed a bit on life shall we? Sorry for the lack of photos in this post; this one’s more informative than anything!
In October, I was offered an amazing opportunity to return to work in the non profit world, something I was thrilled to be able to do again. I left my job working in non profit in 2016 to be a stay at home mom, and while I’ve enjoyed the down time with my family these last few years, I knew my heart really missed my work. God knew it too, because there’s no other way this particular role would have found me otherwise.
I said goodbye to my days of chocolate making and got back into the groove of a desk job again. I’ll be able to split my time between the office and working from home, so that’s a very nice perk that I appreciate having.
It’s been a bit of an adjustment for all of us to have mom back working again in this capacity, but I think we’re pretty much over the hump now and falling into a groove.
At home, we’ve been plugging away at our basement remodel, one tiny step at a time. This fall, we finally finished installing the egress window in my daughter’s future bedroom. And now we’ve moved onto framing out the walls and hallway.
Hopefully by January we’ll have all the electrical, lighting and drywall underway, because our goal is to have both girls in their own separate rooms by February.
This Christmas season here at home has felt a bit less enthusiastic this year…not sure if it’s all the hustle and bustle, combined with a pandemic-weary world right now, but I finally just decided that I’m OK with it being more low key for a change.
As my kids get older, it becomes less about the toys under the tree, and more about the time we spend together as a family.
I’m afraid my holiday house tour won’t be too extravagant to show you this year, but I’d still love to share a post next week highlighting how I’ve decked the halls this Christmas.
Lisa Gerard says
I totally feel’ya on how frustrating it is when anything computer/cyberspace goes haywire.
I’m so glad you persevered not only so you wouldn’t lose 6 years of content but for friends like me who love to read your blog, which is always so well written. God has given you such an amazing gift of writing and I believe He will expand that in your life someday.
Please keep us up-to-date on your new job, I’ve noticed myself that God loves to use people to help me stretch and grow and it’s always worth it! Jeremiah 29:11.
Shalom to you and your family.
Katie Anderson says
Thanks so much for your kind words, Lisa! I so appreciate you reading the blog here. Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!