Today marks five years that I’ve been blogging. Which is a sort of milestone I suppose. Considering all of the times I started and stopped either journaling or writing a diary in my life time.
If the truth be told, I thing the longevity comes from the community that I experience here every single day. (No amount of lined paper will do that.) And I suppose all of the fodder that my husband and children provide me with.
I’ve been awfully reflective this week. I can’t help but think how different our life was when Fiddledaddy first suggested that I write down my thoughts, after finding me in a fetal position on the cheap linoleum. Five years ago Jensen was 18 months old and my girls were 6 and 4, respectively. A life time has passed since then. And it should be noted that I still have a warm spot on the cheap linoleum, because there still are those days…
In honor of this anniversary, I wanted to link back to my very first post, dated July 28, 2006. Please keep in mind that it was my first post. I doubted anyone would ever read it. And I was sleep deprived.
The 3 comments that I received were from 3 very dear real life friends. Reenie was my mother’s best friend, Lynda was my best friend our freshman year of high school, and Julie is a dear friend that I’ve known much of my adult life.
Thank you, ALL OF YOU, dear friends, old and new, real and cyber. You will never know what you all have meant to me over these last 5 years.
And here’s to the next 5 years. Providing my family accommodates, providing me with material. Somehow, I don’t think that will be an issue.