Thursday, August 02, 2007
Happy Birthday to My Blog!
On this day one year ago I waited breathlessly to see if I could actually publish a post on a blog. My heart was pounding when I clicked on "publish". I sighed with relief when it actually worked. It has been an unexpectedly wonderful adventure ever since.
I have a whole new vocabulary (I didn't even know what a blog was a couple of years ago). Words like post, link, template and comment have taken on new meaning. I have attempted to do things on my computer I wouldn't have dared try before.
The best part is the community of women I have become a part of - the discovery that blogging isn't a thing - it's people. I am no different that anyone else. I am totally amazed at the connection we have made with one another. It goes far beyond just exchanging little notes during the day. We become a part of one another's lives. I knew I was emotionally invested in your lives when even my husband (who wants nothing to do with a computer) began praying for you and asking how things were going. I guess it must have something to do with how often I mention you in my conversations with him and other family members.
My life has been enriched by blogging because the foundational thing that binds us together is our love for the Lord. I have learned so much from you; I have been encouraged and lifted up and prayed for. It just boggles my mind to think that I can touch the life of someone who lives thousands of miles away and feel as though she was right next door.
When I began, before I began, I asked the Lord to use this new thing called blogging to somehow glorify Him. That has been the wish of my heart since the day I started. I pray that in the laughter and tears and day to day things we share His name would be lifted up. I think He is blessed when we bring laughter to someone else, when we share our struggles, when we share the things we've learned to make keeping the home a ministry to our families, when we pray for one another, when we listen to that still small voice and send something special to someone just to say we're thinking of them and when we share what the Lord has put on our hearts.
Thank you - all my precious sisters of the heart - for making this year very special. A year ago I couldn't imagine I would be blogging. Now I can't imagine how I could ever stop.