Yep, Wednesday, March 16th was my one year blogoversary, and I missed it. One year ago today, I wrote my first blog entry. I had no idea what I was doing or what to say, so I wrote about my kids. I just re-read it, and can’t believe how much my writing/style has changed, and remained the same, since then. And the coolest part of re-reading the entire thing? My first comment ever came from Tonya at Letters for Lucas…my in-real-life friend, and the person that inspired me to start a blog. Big love to you Tonya!
Because I’m so on top of things lately, for some reason I had it in my head that my big day was on Thursday…which is not the 16th but the 17th. Sigh. So I thought it would quietly slip by and that all of the giveaways I’m doing this week (see the top of my sidebar for links to them all) would make up for my missing my own big day.
Turns out though, that my husband remembered. Last month, I told him that it was almost my blog’s one year anniversary, and I asked him if he’d like to write a post about what blogging has done for me/to me/to the kids/to us…you get the idea. And he said “Well what would I say?” and so I thought that meant no. But today he got home from work, and after we got the girls to bed, he tiptoed upstairs and got on the computer, and wrote a post for me. I read it and I cried.
I cried because he is not a guy that wears his heart on his sleeve or shares his feelings openly. For him to write a post to his children about me…it’s one of the sweetest things he’s ever done.
So without further adieu, I give you my husband Jason….
Today is a very special day. Today is yet another milestone for your mother. Happy one year blog-o-versary to you, my love! When your mom told me what she wanted to do, I was a little surprised but very excited. See, the thing about your mother is that she is an exceptional individual, sometimes underestimating herself. But as the years go on she gains more and more confidence. I guess raising you three will do that.
One year ago today she set out to tell the story of your childhoods in a way that only she could, so that when you grow up you can look back and answer those questions our parents could not answer for us. Most children, if they are lucky will have photos and some videos, but you will hear the sound of your mother’s voice in her own words and her emotions within them. Make no mistake that this is a gift; something you should cherish and be thankful for. She loves you so much that she wants to tell your stories to the world.
I am so proud of your mom. As of today she has 788 followers, 788 people whom she has won over with her uninhibited and honest style of writing. She has found her voice and we are all listening. She has made a lot of new friends – most of whom she has never met, though you would not know that by the way she talks about them. She has helped people through emotionally tough times, she has steered people towards financial opportunities that they needed and deserved, she has turned people on to things that make their lives easier, she has helped give multiple gifts away, but most of all she makes people laugh. She does all of this and still takes care of us.
For me personally it has been a blessing, a way to let me experience so many things that a father misses out on. I don’t think that this was even considered when the idea was born but what a great bonus. Your mother has a gift and if we are lucky, she will keep on using it for years to come.
Please kids, always tell your mother how much you love and appreciate her, it’s the least we can do!
This? Is absolutely my favorite post of the entire year! Thank you Jason, for doing this for me…you know that this means more to me than any other thing you could’ve done for me today. I love you, and our beautiful kids, more than I can ever express through words.
Also? He said he has more to say, and that he might write another post for me…swoon!!!
I want to give a super special shout out to one of my best Twitter friends, Tim (@sogeshirts)…I was supposed to publish a review/giveaway for him today, and because of my husband’s words, I’m not publishing it until Friday. Thank you Tim, for your friendship and support.
And one last thing, my beautiful friend Momma Kiss has been so busy at work that her blog has been lonely. She mentioned it, and I mentioned I’d love to write a guest post for her about something that I’ve been wanting to write for weeks. She let me put my words in her world! Yay! I adore her more than she knows (well, I think she does know)…so go visit me over at Momma Kiss!
Okay…one more last thing…don’t forget to check out all my cool giveaways! They are my way of saying thank you to you for all of your ongoing support and friendship!
And so it goes…