On #5 of my list (Why Blog?) I wrote that I wanted my blog to be a conversation with others...a way to connect with people who share common interests and values. When I wrote this a year ago...I really had no idea what I was really in for!
This has turned out to be my absolute favorite part of blogging. YOU the readers, the women I have gotten to know through blogging...women that I am thrilled to call my friends. The support and encouragement and kind words I get from your comments means more to me than I could ever express. I have loved getting to know you and your families. I love trying your recipes and seeing your craft ideas. I love hearing about your faith, the way you parent, your date nights, your thriftyness and how you make your house a home. I love it all, and I am truly inspired by all of you. I have come to know such amazing women.
This past year, I was encouraged by another blogger to write about having an only child. It was the hardest post I've written, but also the most rewarding. It's something I don't usually talk about. I still look back over the comments you left me and my spirits are lifted immediately.
I felt supported when I posted about my embarrassing DMD addiction. You waited patiently...even though I left you hanging for three months before my soda update. I felt you cheering me on.
You have given me advice on boy's shoes, and paint colors...and I have enjoyed sharing fun recipes and crafts with you. You have continued to come back even though I am not the best writer, I don't take the greatest pictures and I talk way too much about my son and his passion for tennis! Anyway, I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of you who continue to read my blog and leave me such kind comments.
I have really enjoyed recording little snippets of our life this past year. It's the perfect creative outlet for me that I was hoping it would be. And, even though I don't have all those little details about blogging figured out just yet...I am enjoying the learning process.
Thanks so much for making my first year of blogging such a
FUN and MEMORABLE one!