It's the second Magical Moment on Tuesday for HeartsMakeFamilies! For those of you visiting for the first time, the goal is to talk about one thing during the week that was magical to you. I mean that you were over the top about. It could be a project you completed, something your child did, a grand new idea, something you saw, etc. Something that was so magical that you have to tell us about it. I know. I know. This is why we all have blogs. But sometimes we just write about the negative things because we had a bad week. So if we all write about a Magical Moment then we might uplift another blogger. This is the very reason that I have this blog so that one day my children can see. You do not have to be a mom to do this. To join us, on Tuesday post what your Magical Moment was (add my button from the right side bar or link to me) and then be sure to stop here to link up and meet other moms at HeartsMakeFamilies to see what their Magical Moment was.
I was sitting here trying to figure out what my Magical Moment was this week. It's been pretty tame week when I realized that my Magical Moment was my awards for the blog. I was so incredibly honored to receive them. In case, you don't remember I received the "Dragon's Are Loyal Award" from Amy at Keeping Up with the Schultz Family and the "One Lovely Blog Award" from Tanya at The Grab Bag.
You see, only last week I was fighting with my husband about this blog. He thought that I was putting too much time into it. And down deep I never believed that I was any good at writing. Although I can say that I always wanted to write a book. I've been journaling since I was 13 or 14. I have poems that I am digging out to share with you. You might not like them.
I guess the fact that this blog is almost three months old is still amazing to me. It will be on Thursday, October 1st. I try so hard to be positive all the time. There isn't much that I'm not happy about in my life. I have two wonderful kids. I have the most wonderful husband in the world that truly does support anything I do. I have so many wonderful people in my life. I have material things. Some I would rather not. Some I'm glad of.
But this blog has been a special project for me. Originally I was doing it simply for my kids. So that they would have something to look back on and be able to understand that I am simply a woman trying to do the best that I can. I want them to see who I was now. You see, I think about the fact that I am an older mom. I'm 44 years old now. But when they graduate, I'll be in my 60's. So what about when they have kids? My mom is already going senile. I think. She is 66 now. Will that happen to me? I want to be here when they have kids and get married. But if I'm not, I want a journal of some kind that tells my story for my grandkids as well.
Then it changed, suddenly I wanted to tell my story to everyone. I wanted to help another person who was going through what I have. I wanted to show someone who was going through a bad time that it could be worse. Ok that doesn't sound right at all. But see I believe no matter how bad it is for you that to someone else your life is better than theirs. I, also, believe that God doesn't give you more than you can handle. Now I have questioned that fact often.
I digest. But with this blog, I can’t believe that I have followers who like to read my stuff. It’s absolutely amazing to me. Yes, I am overly critical of what I write. But aren’t, we all? So receiving the awards and the comments from you all validated what I was doing. It confirmed in my mind that I was doing some good.
The other day I saw something on Thetamom's blog that I totally agree with. Sorry, Heather, I forgot to put this in here. I am using a lot of her wording but I truly feel it in my heart as well that it is correct.
"I want to express a sincere thank you to my dear followers and readers that comment on my blog. Without you, this blog would be nothing. To all of my readers who comment, thank you! You know I give the comment love right back. Or I try to. Somebody please add hours to my day.
To my new followers, welcome to HeartsMakeFamilies! I am so glad you’re here!
And to those of you who read but don’t comment or follow, I can’t share in your blog because I don’t know you are here. Building a community is real simple to me: You follow, I follow. You comment, I comment. It's really that simple."
For the first time, I can honestly say that I think my little adventure into blogosphere might be working out. I think I found my place amongst you. I thank you all for letting me know that I belong here with you.
Now it is your turn. Please post about what your Magical Moment was (add my button from the right side bar or link to me) and then be sure to stop here to link up and meet other moms at HeartsMakeFamilies to see what their Magical Moment was.
If you enjoyed this one, please check out the other Magical Moments I posted:
September 22, 2009 - My niece's birthday
September 18, 2009 - When I first announced Magical Moments on Tuesday
I hope you all link up and meet here with your stories. I can't wait to hear your stories.