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.

12 comments:

Caroline said...

Happy birthdays!!! And I am so glad you gave blogging another whirl. Your writing is wonderful and I have enjoyed getting to know you. Here's to many more happy birthdays. xoxo

Jay said...

Happy birthday and anniversary! Like Caroline, I'm very happy that you gave blogging another try. It's good that you feel like you're a part of a community...cause you are. You've enriched all of our lives, especially mine, and I am so thankful for you!

shiny mamaof6 said...

Caroline & Jay - Thank you so much for being a HUGE part of my blogging experience. I believe that both of your blogs were two of the first blogs I began to follow.

septembermom said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!! Happy anniversary too :) I'm so happy that I found your wonderfully inspiring and genuine voice out here in this blog world. You bring so much to make my blogging experience a delightful experience.

Nina P. said...

Happy Birthday to your son! and to you as a Mom.... Birthdays are to remember the parents as well... after all, without them...

Time: Birthdays and Anniversaries are times to reflect, celebrate, assess, rejoice, plan,etc.. Time to be yourself and honor yourself. Without you, these days would have no meaning, they wouldn't be...You made these days possible, You made them something to celebrate. And for that, I want to thank You for being here, writing, sharing, uplifting, and opening the eyes of your readers/friends. I want to thank you for sharing your son's birthday with us, allowing us to Celebrate with you. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

shiny mamaof6 said...

Septembermom - Thank you for being here. I love how much fun you have on your blog. So much playful energy you have. Keep being you.

Nina - Thank you so much. Your words always touch my heart and soul deeply. Blessings to you and blessings to me for having a friend like you.

mermaid said...

I am most grateful for your willingness to share the messiness and the beauty.

Happy Anniversary of heartfelt Words.

Stark Raving Zen said...

Hey. Just popping by to say I love you, I love your blog, and I love that God made me your sister. When I imagine life without you, I crumple up inside. xoxo Keep bloggin'.

Kree-as

jchristin said...

Happy Birthdays!!!!
In the short time I've been reading I've watched you blossom--it is amazing to watch as you heal and grow and continue to be open to all that life is presenting to you. And I bet you feel the same sentiments about your beautiful son:)
I am excited to see what direction you take in this "second" year!

Stoneweaver said...

Happy anniversary - keep on blogging!

Lance said...

Happy Birthday to Zach!!

And...Jill!!! One year! That's a very awesome celebration! Happy one year birthday to your blog! And to all you have created here...it is a special place.

Christine said...

Happy belated birthday to your not-so-little and congrats on the blog anniversary! :)