I can’t tell you how much I enjoy blogging. When our daughter Kayla first told me about blogs and suggested I write one, I thought she was goofy for thinking I’d like to do it but then after reading blogs for a bit and enjoying them I thought I’d jump in too. I’m kind of a goof ball sometimes..if fact a lot of the time. Anyway, here’s the note I first wrote to Kayla asking her to work her magic and set up a blog for me.
“Hello Kayla darling….how are you? I hope your day went absolutely splendid and I thought your hair do was spectacular. I think you are the cream of the crop-and you had no body odor what so ever today and your future children will be unbelievably wonderful (that last part is actually true-biased opinion, but true)….is that enough gush so that now I can ask for a favor ???
Can you just throw me up a blog?? I just want to start putzing with it and posting-not necessarily publishing. It doesn’t need to be cute. …so honey bun, sugar plum….honey uney umpkin…I know you are complete busy but PLEASE!!! It would be the best present ever and it gets you out of any birthday present obligation… Honestly just a blank site that has an address would be great.
I really can’t beg anymore….I’ve pulled out all the stops…You can even have the self stripping yarn (remember the $25 stuff) that’s under my bed that I forgot to give you for you birthday….
I’ll be on my cell phone tonight at play practice if you have questions….Love you-unconditionally…. MOM”
Shortly after that note, I had a blog…that was June of 2009. It’s been a long time blogging and sharing my life. I started out blogging 4 or some times a week. I remember thinking how can I ever think of so many things to say…then it clicked. I started writing daily and now, two posts a day.
I had always been interested in writing. My whole life I’d wanted to write a journal but I just never did it. Blogging threw the switch and got me to writing that journal..(at least that’s how I look at the blog).
The thing that I never realized was that blogging would lead me to meeting (virtually and for real) so many people. I never knew that I would have so many friends that I’ve never met, so many friends that care about the same things I care about, so many friends that have similar values. That has been eye opening for me.
The other day a blog reader, Ila’s husband, was going to be in the area and Ila sent a note and said she had something for me and would be around….Kayla stopped and met him only to find a box of goodies Ila had sent. She’s so sweet and thoughtful….Goodies for all…rulers for Hubby, snacks for the kiddos, vintage goodies and snacks and spices for me.
Kayla snapped up this vintage towel from the linens. She’s a Family Consumer Science teacher and loves all things kitchen-y especially fruit and veggie things.
My friend Connie found fireman fabric and gifted it to me. I am sure it will make it into something for Kalissa’s baby to come (who currently is being called Leo).
I’ve had a couple blog readers who have recently sent money to help with the postage costs of the charity quilting project too. It’s so appreciated.
As much as I love the gifts, what I love most is finding friends.
Never did I dream that six years ago when the blog started that I’d be surrounded by so many great people. I simply can’t say how honored I am to know that you take time out of your day to fit me into it. I say this all the time and it’s SO true- I only wish I could know you, your likes and preferences, your life story, your opinions, you medical history and thoughts- like you know mine. I am always at such a loss when I meet people who read the blog. I feel like the person knows me, my family and my quirks yet I know nothing about them.
Hosting the retreat last year was so fun for Kelli and I. We got to put names with faces..we got to know a little about a few more of you. That was special for us.
We’ve come a long way in six years. I hope we go a lot further in the next six. Thanks for being here with me.