I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Didn't Mean to Leave You Hanging

Every night this week I've sat down to write my next post, and every time I've just gone to bed.

And the funny thing, is I don't even have anything huge to post, I just don't know where I want to go next.

I started this blog over two years ago when we were in process with Alex. My whole goal was to keep family and friends informed of the process and where we were in it. My hope was that I wouldn't get asked every day when Alex was going to come home. And, this blog totally achieved that goal.

Little did I know that I would "meet" some amazing people along the way. I had no idea I would end up with a big list of blogger friends. (some of you I've had the amazing opportunity to meet in person)

I really haven't posted much about real issues - thoughts - feelings. A couple weeks ago, Angel put a challenge out to Get Real and it has got me thinking.

Where do I want this blog to go next? I still want to use it as a journal for Alex - a place to put pictures (especially for my mom and dad) and record his milestones. But, I think I want it to become something more then just that.

The only reason why I struggle is that there are many people that I know in real life who read this blog. My parents (hi mom and dad!), co-workers (Melissa, Cheryl, Kim anyone else out there?), friends (hi Michelle!), and Jay's co-workers (Kim, Lourdes, anyone else?) I have to admit that it makes me nervous to really put myself out there when I know that these people I really know read it.

I just need to take the plunge - so I think the next thing I blog about will just be a list of questions/thoughts I have that I want to explore.

Thanks for hanging in with me!!

(and I just got my camera back so there will be pictures from Alex's Day out with Thomas and our trip to my Aunt and Uncle's house)


Kelly said...

Awesome, can't wait to see where you go next with your blog! I have wondered myself what people I know in real life think or have thought about my blog. In reality, just you and Lisa are reading, maybe a few others but you two for sure!

Best of luck on being 'real', it seems geniune to me and we met solely because you needed info on a cleft lip babies and I have experience!

Mandy said...

I too am looking forward to see where your blog heads next. Very few people in my real life know about my blog and I sort of like it that way. But if they do happen to stumble across it, I am ok with that too.

I have been thinking about Angles "Get Real" Challenge too...she always gets people thinking! :-)

Anonymous said...

I read you blog all the time but just don't have must time to post a reply but absolutely love it for so many reasons.
1. Alex and my son Andrew are practically the same age (28-Mar-06) and the milestone check is great.
2. You have always been a tremendous co-worker and to peek inside a bit to your family life lets me see how you do it.
3. As you have been "getting real" I have been truly been inspired.
Please keep up the blog. - Sandra