I was thinking about how important it is to me to have a blog for my family and friends. We have family across the country like many of you.
If you have a blog maybe you feel like me. I blog and often forget how many people are actually reading what I write. I write my blog as if my best friends are reading it to be updated on my life and family. I think about it as leaving a message... my story to those that care and love me. I think blogging is a way for me to share from the heart and a way to connect to others. I love that my children read my blog. (note: my fourteen and fifteen year old boys do not, that would be a miracle)
It has really meant so much to me to see both of my oldest daughters- Taylor and Gentry start and share on their own personal blogs. So many times we THINK we know what someone thinks or feels. Often I share on my blog about things that I probably would never express in person or share things that are "not that interesting."
One of the things I have always wanted to do was be myself on my blog. I wanted my blog to be personal and share things that simply are felt in my heart. SO it really touched me to read both of my girl's blog this week.
Gentry's blog is called YOU ARE MY HAPPY. I saw this post this week- http://devanandgentry.blogspot.com/2013/08/things-that-make-me-smile.html
This was in Las Vegas during CHA... on my birthday. I am thankful that she shares from her heart on her blog. Taylor's blog is sweet and very tender. She is opening up more about her past year and the journey she has been going through. I know that she will learn and grow from writing it and expressing her feelings.
It is so important to "tell our story." It does not have to be on a public blog, but it's important to journal. I am so thankful they decided to each have a blog. I believe in the POWER of writing our story. It can be a journal, a blog...or private for just you.
I am constantly reminded each and every day that life is truly a wonderful amazing gift. Often it is a journey and we face many trials along the way. Along with those trials we have the beauty of life surrounding us if we choose to see them.
I am so thankful that tonight Matt, Kayla and the kids are coming to see us for the weekend. THIS is going to be so much fun. Yes, my camera is READY!!!
I am super EXCITED to share that Kayla and Matt are having another beautiful baby.
They have heard the heartbeat and are due in February. Oh how I love them and can't wait to be with them.