A Bloggiversary

If you read yesterdays post, you may have noticed that I’m in a reflective mood.  Which may have a good deal to do with where God has me right now, and what He is attempting to teach me about patience and perseverance.  And never losing hope.

Today is no different, as I celebrate the 4th anniversary of this blog.  I cannot believe I’ve kept up with it for 4 years.  I’ve stopped and started diaries and journals dozens of times in my life, and never once did I ever make it past two weeks.

I think the difference here is in the community.  A blessing that was not an expected outcome of starting a blog.  Fiddledaddy encouraged me to start writing when he tired of spending a small fortune in postage on my 5 plus page Christmas letters every year.  And then when he caught me talking to the curtains, he assumed that I might need a creative outlet.

Thusly, It Coulda’ Been Worse, which later morphed into simply Fiddledeedee, was born.  I began blogging when Jensen was still in diapers, and my girls could not fit into my shoes.  In other words, Emme was 6, Cailey 4, and Jensen was only 18 months old.  I’ve had the great privilege of sharing their growth with you.  Only, I don’t think they will consider it a privilege when that day of reckoning comes and they actually get to read about what all they’ve put me through.

Revenge, it is best served with a side of that’s-what-you-get.

What I’ve enjoyed most about blogging is the behind-the-scenes shenanigans.  The comments you all leave are either insightful, encouraging, or down right funny.  Sometimes all three.  And the bloggy friends that I have made throughout the last 4 years have really been the inspiration for me to continue.  Some of you I know in real life, some of you I’ve met through this blog, but most I only know by comments and e-mails.  You all mean the world to me.

I heard that you really need a thick skin to blog and open yourself up to comments.  But I can honestly say that I’ve never had a mean spirited comment in the 4 years I’ve been writing.  Which is good.  Because my skin is more thin and wrinkly than thick, anyway.

(Raising shot glass of ChocoVine) So here’s to the next four years.  Which will likely see me through menopause, the teenage angst of two girls dealing with acne, periods, and boys, one husband who will be campaigning to take shooting lessons, and a boy whose only dream is to watch the toilet overflow.

Hold me.

Thank you all for being here for me, and for supporting and encouraging me.  I never feel alone on this treacherous journey of motherhood.  My heart is full and I am blessed.

15 Responses to A Bloggiversary

  • Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. I greatly enjoy reading your blog, so keep it up!

    Hope the knee issues are improving.

  • Congratulations, DeeDee!!! Happy Anniversary! 😀

  • Happy bloggiversary! Glad you do it!

  • Happy Anniversary, DeeDee! Thanks for sharing a little of your life with all of us. I always enjoy your funny stories about kids, homeschooling, knee issues, etc. You caught me off guard yesterday and I didn’t have a tissue handy 🙂 I have an eight year old daughter and just lost my mother recently so I was a mess!

    Again, thank you…I look forward to the next 4 years!

  • Enjoy reading your blog everyday. My children are both in college now, but I remember those days…..Mine are just in a different format now. Congratulations!

  • Thanks for the laughs, sharing life, and my new friend ChocoVine.

  • Happy Anniversary! I know I haven’t been around from the beginning but I enjoy your posts more than you know and I’m (eternally) thankful that my “Jensen” didn’t go through the screaming phase that yours did!

    Thanks for writing from armpit Florida and may you never be disconnected from the Internet, your laptop, or your ability to laugh and have others laugh with you (or at you, it works either way). 🙂

  • Thank you for doing what you do…making my day most everyday! Happy Anniversary!!

  • Happy anniversary! I only found you a year ago but I have enjoyed every minute. I think your link to Sue Patrick may have saved my sanity. We are trying her workbox system this year and my daughter is excited. Thanks!

  • No, thank YOU! It’s always fun to visit you.

    Happy Bloggiversary sweet friend!

    Hugs,
    Kat

  • Oh, dear. I feel a need to be insightful, encouraging and down right funny. But what I really want to do is say “Happy Anniversary” and thanks for sharing your blog with me/us. It is a ministry, this blog of yours.

  • “A cheerful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22
    God has given you a knack for making the “every day” funny. I’m sure all of us, as your readers, can say that we enjoy your blog, you make us smile–with all your bloggy craziness. You make us laugh and that is good medicine. Thanks DeeDee! I look forward to reading about your life adventures for years to come:) Happy Anniversary.

  • Blog on! :o) I’m grateful to you for sharing about your life with us here – the laughs and the learning and the challenges. Happy bloggiversary!

  • happy anniversary, i can say I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and adventures. thanks for sharing

  • It is we who are blessed. Happy 4th!