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.

3 comments:

db said...

great work HP and welcome to the bloggin world. mom and i both love the pink color scheme...and you!

Joni said...

Hey Heather,
thanks for sharing and I look fwd to checking for updates and ramblings on your life...

Anonymous said...

HP,
I'm so glad I managed to stumble upon your blog link through Donna's. I'll certainly be checking in from time to time....Can't wait to hear and read how things are with you.

allison (hale) lewis