Tuesday, March 2, 2010
A Little has a birthday & a blog has an anniversary
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the day I gave birth to my #2 Little. 18 years ago I remember the emotions I was feeling as my newest bundle of joy was placed in my arms. I was joyous, excited, scared and confused. I was already a single mom, and now I was bringing another baby into our lives. I had no idea if I could do it, but I knew I had enough love in my heart to share with two Littles. Life hasn't always been easy for my little man, but he has grown up to be quite the amazing young adult. He'll be a father in August and even though his call to parenthood is coming at a very young age, I have no doubt that he will face the challenge of being a teen parent head on. He will be a wonderful father and I can't wait to watch him take this journey. I can't wait to see his child/children grow up to be as passionate and true to themselves as Zach has been throughout his life. I am honored that he chose me to be his mother.
Today also marks the 1 year anniversary of this blog. Technically I started Just My Thoughts in February of 2008, but I wasn't ready to give myself a voice and only posted 3 times that year. On March 2nd of 2009 I decided to give the blog a whirl again. Here I am 1 year later and I am so grateful that I had the courage to start it up again. This year of blogging has been such a positive and enriching experience. I have grown emotionally and spiritually in big, big ways.
I have made some amazing blogging friends. I feel like part of a real community for the first time in my life. I know that this blog doesn't make me who I am, but it certainly has been instrumental in giving me a voice that I never allowed myself to have before. I have evolved over this past year from a person who used to keep her thoughts to herself, to a person who knows the importance of letting those thoughts out. I know the importance of being my truest self and I love sharing that here.
So I humbly say thank you to my beautiful son, Zach, for chosing me to be his mother. I thank him for being one of my 6 shining stars. I also want to humbly say thank you to all of you out in the blogosphere who allow me to share with you this journey I'm on called "Life". I am truly a very blessed woman and I am eager to see where this next year takes me.
Just my thoughts.
Posted by Jill at 11:21 PM