I have a love/hate relationship with this blog, which I began mainly to provide information about Ben’s surgery to friends and well-wishers .
I discovered that I have enjoyed the act of blogging. I have found solace in writing words for people to read instead of just writing in a journal. I’ve enjoyed the discipline of carefully crafting my words, trying to find just the right tone for each entry: should I be more emotional? Provide more facts? Be more humorous? But I also miss writing just for myself . And then, of course, I often wonder…am I too self-centered? Does anyone really care what I think? Do I write too much about the depressing parts of our life, and not enough about the joys?
But…this blog is like therapy. It is healing for me. And I continue to hear from people that they identified with something that I wrote, or that they were moved by something on this blog. And that feedback encourages me to continue.
Thank you for your encouragement. I do hope to start posting more pictures soon. That, certainly, will help me to focus more on the joys we find in our daily life.