Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So I decided to start a blog

So...I was thinking about this anyway, but then my dear pal Donna encouraged me to start a blog. Why should I start a blog? I've no clue. I don't have any pictures of my cute babies to post (because I don't have any babies yet, not because I don't have a camera to take their picture), no endearing stories of my life with my prince charming (where IS he anyway?!?) nor have I recently taken on anything new and exciting in life that would inspire a blog. However in light of recent events (Dad's illness), one way that I have coped with all of this is to send out email updates to my friends, mom and dad's friends and our family. Writing is quite therapeutic and while I have no intentions of baring my soul for the whole world wide web, I believe that we all learn from each other. I would hate to think that I'm not playing my part in the learning process because I was so wrapped up in my own little world that I didn't look around to see if others could benefit from something that I've encountered or experienced along the way. My perspective on a few matters changed drastically after reading a blog of a young married couple who lost a child after he lived for only 99 days on this earth (www.ninetynineballoons.com). I have never met these people nor would I know them if I bumped into them on the street one day, and while my heart breaks for them and all that they have gone through, I am thankful for their willingness to share. So maybe somewhere in the back of my little optimistic mind, I'm hoping some of my ramblings will one day strike a chord with someone.