Wednesday, May 26, 2010

blogging



I have no idea what I would do if I could not blog. Yes I do, I would slowly implode.

I started blogging  May 24th of 2004 in another place, it was a different blog and I was  living in Korea at the time. It was a lifetime ago or so it seems. I started blogging because it seemed like a good way to keep in touch with my family and friends whole I was living on the other side of the world. Then when I came home I kept blogging and my blog became largely about knitting and everyday life. I met some of my dearest friends through that blog, strong wonderful woman who I am still friends with today although it seems all of us have moved on from knitting blogs and have found other ways of keeping in touch.

When we adopted the boys I still wanted to blog, I wanted to talk about what was going on in my life and how very hard things were but I did not feel as though that was something I could do on my blog. Everyone I knew read my blog or at least checked it on occasion and I did not feel as though it was a place I could talk about what a failure I felt like for having such a hard time once that 6 week honeymoon ended. I muddled through as best I could and sought solace in books, blog reading and my children's great therapists. I heard that I was not the only one and that all of these things were common in children with attachment issues and then one day the penny dropped and I realised that not only could I read other blogs about adoption but I could have one to. I do not know why the thought of starting a new blog did not occur to me sooner, perhaps because I was a little overwhelmed with life.

I am glad  figured it out because this community has enriched my life so much and I am constantly amazed by the common experiences, education and support that it provides.

So here's to 6 more years of blogging, 6 years feels like a really long time but really it is not when you think about it.

11 comments:

GB's Mom said...

I glad you decided to blog. Have a great day!

Rose Adoption Journey said...

Me too.....I feel like I "know" some of you although it is funny...I think it your wriitngs are a reflection of my thoughts and prayers every day. Maybe that is why I feel like I "know" the moms here in adoption blog land!

Keep on writing! IT is good for the soul.

Lisa said...

I love my friends in the tubes. Someday we're going to have an IRL party. No children invited. :)

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Isn't it just AMAZING ? What a blessed resource and anchor other blogging Moms have been! I've just celebrated my first year in blog land (both reading other blogs and having my own) and could NOT parent and meet the challenges as I do without the support of the other Moms out there who get it (even if they are far, far away in Canada!) xxxooo

BT said...

Six more years = blink of an eye!

Misty said...

i totally identify with this! Funny I just blogged about this very thing, except it wasn't very funny at all...

Kerrie said...

I've been to that park! Not that that wasn't off-topic or anything...

K- floortime lite mama said...

Me too
I dont know what I would do without my "imaginary" friends as one fellow blogger calls our virtual friends
Glad you blog

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Yeah, I'm kind of hoping we are all still at this when our kids graduate high school. Or turn 18, you know whichever comes first.

Mom 4 Kids said...

Hugs to you bloggy friend! Glad you blog and share!

A few of my real life friends (the ones that don't live in my computer) husbands who are friends of the Hubs have been reading my blog. It makes me a little uncomfortable to share all of what goes on so I can relate to what you were saying.

marythemom said...

Lisa (see earlier comment) introduced me to the world of blogs a couple of years ago, and I will forever be greatful for the world she opened up to me. Glad to count you as one of my blog friends!

Mary in TX