Friday, January 16, 2009

Why I Blog

There are posts swarming through my head. Christmas gatherings with family, Christmas day, and then the aftermath of Christmas. I jumped ahead and posted about New Year's. I have even posted some pictures of things we have been up to since then. And soon, I will get around to the Christmas posts. Perhaps even a few posts about our transition from a Family of Five to a Family of Six!

Well, 'soon' is a term I use loosely. Let's face it. My maternity leave, as I am calling it, has d-d-definitely effected the blog. Definitely. However, though my blog suffers from a lack of wordage, others in the blogging world have found the time to update. And those that I read, I have followed very faithfully.

And I noticed something. I follow two kinds of blogs: People I Know In Real Life and Blogs That I Find Encouraging. I don't follow folks who are simply funny if they aren't encouraging and real to me. I have my own little list of sites on Google Reader. Some of these ladies inspire me, others challenge me, some just make me think. Some are young Mommys who are muddling through the same kinds of things as I am, others have been there, done that, got the badge, and assure the rest of us that we can too, all the while sharint pointers. Some are working Moms. Some are pastors wives. Some volunteer out tons of time and energy to make the world around them and their children a slightly better place to be in. I depend on many of these ladies to help me through. To point me in a new direction. To boost me along on a slow, ragged day.

As for me and my blog, I don't write and post pictures much for fame and blogger stardom. I blog for me. I blog for my young and growing family, that we may have a written account of our days and weeks and years. I blog for my extended family that live just far enough away that visits are few and far between. I blog to decompress, to find the silver lining to gray clouds, even if that silver lining is just the ability to laugh about the cloud in the first place!

So if your reading this blog, thanks. I am glad you care to hear about things that are going on in our little corner of the world. I hope you enjoy the pictures, laugh at our antics, and cheer at our accomplishments. But mostly, I hope you receive some kind of encouragement every once in a while. I hope you can read between the lines and see the love that we share here in our home. Even amidst the less-than-fairy-tale days.

Because the encouragement and love I see are what make me want to re-visit a blog.


MeesheMama said...

I can completely relate. (Hope that's encouraging! =) )

Deeapaulitan said...

I love you. From afar, but it is a love born of God and in Him there is no distance. ((hugs))

Sarah Rose said...

You popped up as one of my recommended blogs today in Reader, and I'm oh-so-glad you were recommended! I've just enjoyed several of your recent posts... and I want to let you know that as a young mom, you've definitely encouraged me today. Thank you for taking the time to share!