I can't believe I've been blogging for a year.
I remember when I started it was mainly because of this lady. And she's like a fantastic writer and I thought, how can I ever write anything that compares to what she writes. But she encouraged me to give it a whirl.
I remember when I started I was determined not to share too much, and leave it pretty shallow. I had read some blogs where people just shared too darn much and I felt that it was weird. So, it started off with a couple pictures and short posts.
Then I found this blog. I read it. I wept. And wept and wept and wept. We had just lost our baby and something in Angie's vulnerability and honesty hit home. Her blog had actually ministered to me. I read her story from the beginning, I listed to Audrey's song. It helped me heal. A blog? Someone I didn't know? Wow.
So I thought, well.....her blog helped me, maybe mine can help someone else. So I began to be honest and share with all 3 of my initial followers what God was doing in me, how I was feeling and what I was thinking. It was scary. I often wondered if I should delete the post or not...but I kept banging away at the keys. My blog look changed almost every day as I figured out this massive world of HTML and all. It changed with my mood and where I was at.
Little by little a new 'follower' would pop up, and one day she showed up. My first follower I didn't know! I was totally excited, kinda scared and surprised all at the same time. She saw my comments on Beth Moore's blog and hopped over to see me. This lady has been a constant source of encouragement, with her e-mails and comments. I have come to feel like I really know her, she's amazing. She even sent me a baby shower gift!! I know someday we're gonna meet and I can't wait to hug her!
This blog has been a document of my journey from loss, a loss I never thought I'd have....to an overflowing cup of blessings. I am so thankful I have this to look back on. I am going to get my blog printed into a book so that I have a hard copy just in case!
I knew I was never going to have a blog with hundreds of followers, or do advertising...that is a huge investment of time. But I enjoy meeting new people and following their blogs, it's a neat little world out here.
I still can't believe people actually read this stuff. And then comment and say such nice things. It blows me away.
So thank you. Thanks for following, for reading and for caring. Especially to the people I don't even know.
I'm looking forward to this next blogging year and the start of my new blog!