Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thank You Bloggers
I know I have only been blogging for a couple of weeks now, but I couldn't wait any longer to send out a thank you to you bloggers out there. I was hesitant to start a blog because I didn't think anyone would be interested in the thoughts and events in the life of me....a boring housewife. Much to my surprise, the welcome I have received has been wonderfully positive. In my short time in the blogging world, I have already met some wonderful people...a few of them have even become friends. Through exploring other blogs I have found so many that I can relate to. Whether it's written by another military wife who has been where I've been and awaiting her husbands safe return from a deployment. Or a mother struggling to make it through another day of putting herself last and the needs of her family before her own. Or maybe it's a young lady who has just graduated and anxiously awaiting her future. Thank you to my followers and visitors who take the time to visit my page and lend your eyes to my words. Thank you to those of you who leave comments and words of encouragement. Thank you to the bloggers out there for your honesty and truth. Truth is magnetic; it draws people in. Life is hard and it is filled with ups and downs, hills and valleys. Nobody has a perfect life. Thank you to the brave bloggers out there who have the courage to express yourselves so honestly. That takes boldness and I have much respect for you. I strive to be more like that. To live an honest life instead of hiding behind what I think others want to see from me. Some people pretend to be someone or something they are not. They live in fear of judgment of others. Somehow it's "safer" to let it all out on paper or on a screen. To "save face". It's easier to edit your words and say what you need to say but in the time and the way you want to say it. Release those things you really want to say. Just remember words are powerful. They can change lives for the better or for the worse. Why do people blog? Well, I am learning and still finding my way around the blogging world. But I think it has to do with the fact that we have something to say and we need to be heard. We listen to others, but who is listening back? Being a military wife, I have moved around a lot, to new places, starting over, not having any friends around. It is hard. I need a supportive community. I have made a bit of progress in my new location, but I have made huge progress in the blogging community. Making new friends and reading about people who are in the same situations as me, going through the same things. There is common ground. It is refreshing to know that you are not the only one going through them.
So thank you bloggers for sharing those struggles, it reminds the rest of us that we are not alone.
Thank you for sharing your triumphs as well, it reminds us that beautiful flowers grow from the dirty ground and the gloomy rain. Thank you for sharing your stories and allowing us to be a small part of your journey.