I totally missed a milestone! Probably because I was preoccupied with the impending birth of Ruth...but basically this blog was started 2 yrs ago on Oct. 6th.
The blog was created after my dog very suddenly passed away. I felt a deep loss over her passing and I felt a need to share it. I love my blog. It is a place where I can dump most thoughts (keeping in mind it is a public forum!) in a written form. (I like journal-ling, but I write too slow and prefer to type!) I had thought about blogging for awhile before the passing of my dog, but I couldn't think of a name that wasn't taken. I guess that was just what I needed for inspiration of a name.
The first post is here.
I had kept a bit of a baby blog previously, but the only people who looked at it were William's parents. Consequently I had begun to think of that site as for them...and so it died. Not because I didn't want to share pictures with them etc, but simply because I was the only one who did anything with it. :-) And it wasn't for me. And (right or wrong) I had felt William should be the ones keeping his parents happy with pictures and news. (I have been labeled as rebellious over the years - and hate doing things out of obligation. There is very little I'll do simply because I'm obligated...and if I feel like that is the only reason I'm doing it more times than not I'll stop. Character flaw. And since we are on the subject - I also hate being told what to do. The quickest way to get me to not do something is to tell me I have to do it. :-))
I did transfer everything from the old site for posterity sake. There were a few memories etc there that I didn't want to loose. They can be found with the label of "babababies".
My blog has taken on a life of its own. I enjoy bragging on my kids, but the blog is more than that because I am more than my kids. You can usually tell what I'm focused on just by reading whatever I am writing about. Sometimes a blog post will float around in my head for days before I actually write it. I've even pondered the ability to be able to post directly from my mind. (I've decided that isn't a good idea, and will have to share that debate some other time! :-)) I have absolutely no regrets starting this blog or keeping it.
Not even when I had a small snafu when someone was offended over something I wrote. It just made me think a bit more about how to word things...but in the end if offense must be taken then it must. I do stay away from private family matters, but everything else is fair game!
The thing that has surprised me the most is who is reading my blog. I have been surprised many times by who is reading...it is fun to hear stories or comments. They surprise me every time.
So - happy belated 2 year anniversary dear blog. May you keep on ticking and may you continue to provide amusement, history and therapy for me.