I love to blog hop around, find a post that I like, and then a comment that grabs my attention... check out the commenter's blog, and so on and so forth. On the weekends I could spend hours doing this and have found some great blog-friends that way.
But there is something that drives me cuh-razy about a lot of blogs (and about Facebook, I'm not sure which is worse)... I can't stand those people that only blog about how wonderful everything is with every single aspect of their lives. Note: if you blog like this, we know you're lying.
I started this little blog to keep my family updated on my pregnancy with Natalee. But, I discovered this amazing world and so many great people. People like me... moms, wives, friends that were struggling and stumbling their way through life. I felt like: Ah-ha! I'm not the only one that is having a hard time with this. And that felt good... really good. No matter what I'm struggling with, someone out there is going through the exact same thing, or they already lived through it and can offer their advice. (Note: as the "Terrible Twos" continue to take over my house, I'll be asking for lots of that advice).
I try to be real here... I'm very happy. I have a beautiful daughter, amazing husband and a gorgeous home. But I also struggle. I've battled through post partum depression, losing my job, Sean's accident, and I've tried to be upfront and real about it. And those are the moments that taught me how great this place can be. People answered, they had been there and if they hadn't been there... they were sympathetic to where I was. And to them, I will be forever grateful... and try to be forever honest.
Thank you to all who make this a fun thing to do, and to everyone that is willing to put it out there and be real... Those real moments make the sweet moments even better to celebrate!
6 days ago