At first, I thought my blog would just be a fun space to post a few pictures, share a few stories, and connect with a few people. I remember the very first time I posted about my infertility (here), I was literally shaking as I hit the 'Publish' button. Did I really want to do this? Did I really want to be this real on the internet? Did I really want to share this journey with strangers, family, and friends?
My heart would pound each time I received a new comment or published another raw post until - somehow - this became a space I turned to for the exact thing that made me so nervous in the beginning. I came to this space to pour out my emotions and my heart. I came to this space to build deep connections with others traveling the same road I traveled. I came to this space to encourage and maybe inspire those who had been forced on a journey they never wanted or thought they could survive. This space became a safe haven for me to share my joys, my hurts, my delights, my devastations, my gratitude, my grief, my blessings, and all the moments in between. It became a place to share my heart.
While my blog has certainly morphed as my life has changed (I primarily use it now as a place of record keeping for my family), I still come here to share some of my deepest thoughts and most intense experiences, as well. Thank you to all of you who have come along with me on this journey. Thank you for supporting me, loving me, and encouraging me through the years.
Happy tenth birthday to my blog! Of course you were born in February . . . it seems to be my best and most blessed month *grin*!
*If you would like to read the first ever post I published in this space, click here. A few years after I began writing in this space, I transferred a handful of blogs I had published on my MySpace account (who remembers MySpace???) to Blogger. I went ahead and published them to Blogger on their original post date, but they were not actually part of this space until several years after I launched this site.*