I began a journey back at the end of February 2009, when I decided that I wanted to write down some things as I entered a new season. Same journey...just a new path being cleared ahead of me as I watched my first treasure leave home. When Justin spread his wings and headed down to Parris Island...all alone, it was oh so difficult.
I was entering a new walk as a mom, and as a woman nearing 50 years old. Life was marching on, and I was having to move with it. Let's face it, I was entering midlife.
Yes, just like Barbie. ***(and here is the REAL Barbie, ladies...) Yes she turned 50 last year, and here is the one who faced life with gusto and guts. She aged gracefully, and that is exactly what I want to do!
I wanted to try something different.... Express myself and write down my experiences and all that life was bringing my way, how it was changing me and deepening my relationship and trust in God and pulling my family in ....closer. I wanted to become a little more transparent. I am a very private person, and felt that to be almost a fault.
And so, I entered the blogging world. I even set my blog up myself and had an adventure seeing how far I could get without getting my tech-savvy daughter to help me. I did pretty good! She was proud of me.
The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community, or as a social network in which everyday people can publish their opinions.
It has been a journey in itself as I look back now and see how my blog has evolved, changed, transformed, and grown. Oh my ...what I didn't know was the friendships I would develop through this modern day communication system.
I have met so many women who like me have joined this community to write and share and encourage and be encouraged. What a thrill. I am writing this little blogpost today just to sound off, to give a cheer, to say OOO-RAH for all of my beautiful blog sisters out there who share common ground with me.
The more we read about other women's walks through their own personal journeys, the more we realize that we are all the same. Different circumstances, yet the same challenges through trials and storms, sadness and indignations...the same joys through celebrations and special moments, adventures and laughter.
This post today is to say Thanks to all of you out there who share, and by that, help the rest of us to have better days because of you. I am grateful.
As I journey through my days awaiting the return of my Marine from Afghanistan, caring for my mom and helping my dad as we watch her fading in her 15 year battle with cancer, watching and anticipating how God will unfold and reveal His best for my husband's continued journey in his career after unemployment days, seeing my treasures here at home grow and stretch their wings...I am sure my posts will continue to change, adapt, and most days ....overcome.
This little place in the big vast blogosphere is my little mark, my small voice typed into an online personal "e-journal". - A scrapbook of sorts with pictures and photos, and sayings.
I am glad I jumped in. It has definitely been a good part of my journey in this new season of life.
Hugs and Love to all of my bloggy sisters. You are definitely counted as treasures
in this lifetime. Thank you for the smiles and encouragement you dole out. God's best blessings to you...
"A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."
"The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense."
"As iron sharpens iron,so a friend sharpens a friend." Proverbs 27:17
Thanks for praying....God bless, and Semper Fi!