On this day, five years ago, I wrote my very first blog post.
It was an unforgettable post. Life changing, really.
So good, in fact, I have to share it with you now…
March 20, 2009
I’ve decided to be a blogger. Mainly because I have been so inspired by the ones I have been reading non-stop for several days now. I love all things “home” and “family”. I am married to an amazing man, Cy, and together we have four (yes, I said four!) amazing boys. I’m sure I will have many stories to post about their boyish antics. They keep me on my toes, for sure!
I hope to post some of the projects that Cy and I have been working on around the house. We are always up to something! We have lived in many “fixer-uppers”, and we love to put in a lot of “sweat equity.” I’m working on re-doing some chairs I found at Goodwill, and I can’t wait to share the transformation with you.
There will be other posts about this or that, and the journeys the Lord is taking me on, and whatever else lies…BENEATH MY HEART.
Yep. That’s it.
The very beginning.
Here is what my header looked like..
And here is what my little family looked like 5 years ago…
I was amazed to look back at pictures of my boys in my first few posts. Check out how much they have grown!
Jonathan was 9, and now is 14.
Luke was 7, and now is 12.
Adam was 5, and now is 10.
And little Eli was 2, and now is almost 7.
Can you believe how much they have grown?!!
And some of you have been with me from the very beginning and have watched these sweet boys grow up.
What a blessing to have their little lives documented here on my blog.
Little did I know that this blog would be the beginning of so many wonderful and amazing things in my life.
I remember hoping that no one would find out about my blog. For months, just Mom, Cyndi, and Cy knew about it.
I wasn’t sure who I was writing to, but commenters came. Back in the day, blogging was much more community-oriented. We would spend hours hopping from blog to blog and leaving each other encouraging comments.
Readers don’t leave comments like they used to.
But honestly, I don’t visit blogs as much as I used to.
I miss it.
But the face of blogging has changed drastically in the five years that I have been at it. People used to blog for fun, and now many bloggers start blogging for the business/money making side of it.
And I don’t blame them.
I feel like I have the greatest job on earth!
I get paid to do what I would do for free.
I’ve made friendships with amazing ladies all over the world. Some of which have become the closest of close friends.
I’ve traveled to places and participated in events that I never thought possible.
And I have connected with so many amazing readers who have lifted me up, encouraged me, prayed for me, and inspired me.
Thank you for blessing my life
in so many ways!!!
Won’t it be fun to spend another five years together?!
In five years, Lord willing, I will have a son in college, two in high school, and one in elementary school.
Cy and I will have been married over 20 years.
I will be scary close to half a century old.
I wonder where this blogging adventure will take me over the next five years?
I cannot wait to find out!
And I cannot wait to share it with YOU!
God bless you, friends!!!