I don't have to say, "It's been busy" and I usually extend my list on a daily basis. Lately getting my list accomplished is making me extremely happy and to add......my hour everyday for fitness is paying off! This morning I hiked/ran Notch hill in 32 minutes. A record time! All the clothing I wanted to go through, finished. Summer clothing is neatly placed in drawers. I wanted to plant flowers in my one and only long planter box, done. (I hope that our children don't pick them and give them to me as a nice gesture) My husband has been working hard on our camping trailer because he doesn't want me in a tree sobbing that we can't camp this year. So our summer plans have been reserved to camp! I have five of our children enrolled for home school come September and basically the next four months has been written on our calendar. We are moving forward productively. With this nice weather I was able to finish bedding in two days with hanging all the blankets outside and baking is being accomplished by 10pm at night! Not bad I'd say! (Ha ha) So sitting down to write by 8pm has been more difficult but it's always on my mind. This is where this post shifts and gets to the topic of the day...........my blog. Sometimes sloppy written, it can jump from one topic to another, I make odd jokes throughout that confuse some and my opinion is just that, my opinion. I also continually repeat myself. It's a built in mechanism I can't control because my children push that button over and over again. Repetition is a part of my life. Anyways, there is a few reasons why I write. Since a wee girl, I wrote stories. My twelve birthday I was given a big huge typewriter that you had to slide back and forth and stick paper into. My seventeenth birthday I was given a electronic typewriter. All throughout my life I was trying to write something with no success. I would love to write a book one day with help from an editor of course although I might not remember who I am let alone what to write about when the time comes. I started writing journals as it helps to release thoughts within my mind so I can sleep. Often when I do sleep I just dream as my mind is constantly pacing. So now I blog. I continue to blog for yet another reason.......you. I wasn't sure if I was going to be successful writing online for viewers in the first place but I have to say that my blog isn't just a unedited page of nonsense. First off I share to hopefully inspire and make a difference in one way or another because just maybe I might have something to offer. An idea, a recipe, a smile or just to let people know that they're not alone with different scenarios within their life. Feeling alone about any issue is an awful emotion that can be corrected with some support. I've been there. Before we built a connection through our adoption community and my blog, our family felt alone, slightly isolated and definitely different. The general society didn't and still doesn't understand us. But now, we don't necessarily care because we have you. I feel so good inside and very honored to have readers that follow, that post, email and we're getting to know more on a personal level. I'm writing tonight feeling very blessed that a huge circle of people from all over has reached and touched my heart, that has given me the strength to continue to do something I love which is writing. People can be very amazing creatures and regardless what anyone says, "We need each other" I told a favorite Principle one year that it takes a community to raise a child and I thanked him for not just going to work but for making a difference and truly caring. Success I believe is not only a personal dedication, it is receiving and having support from others. So this is where my post concludes finally......I am "thankful" for you. I wanted to write this for awhile and I know I've touched base on this before, that's my repetitive nature...........but I'm very appreciative everyone that reads, supports and understands us. I'm writing for myself but I know our whole clan benefits from everyone that has stepped into our lives in one form or another. I would have never thought adoption would have brought us so much love from other families, it helped create this blog and has developed more compassion for difference that I've ever seen before. Thank you - sincerely from my heart, it means more then I can express on a post. Our friends, family and my readers are important and mean the world to us.
"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand-in-hand" - Emily Kimbrough