Today I write my 100th blog. I can't believe I have actually kept this up this long! Many times I start to use these communication places, and I tend to get bored and stop. Much like myspace and my recently added Facebook (which I rarely check). This blog has been a great way for me to share my life with other around me and those who aren't near. For me, it is a place to show my mom and my mother-in-law new pictures of Brendan and keep them current in my life. It is a way for me to connect with friends that live in other places, most importantly, it is a way to document our life in general.
I originally wanted the 100th post to be something great, like the 100th episode of Friends. However, as I sat down to write the blog, I started looking back at previous posts. I love that so much has been documented and that I have the ability to look back at what we have accomplished and what my family has faced together. I realized that the important things in my life are all documented here. Thank you all so much for reading. The comments and encouragement from all of you, as silly as it sounds, is what keeps me writing. It is my Mother-in-law calling to ask why I haven't posted lately, my mom who tells me I should write articles and be published ;) all the comments left from friends that remind me to keep documenting my life.
There is a country song that I have heard for several years now that I just connect with. Today's post reminds of the song. "Who I am" sung by Jessica Andrews:
I am Rosemary's granddaughter
The spitting image of my father
And when the day is done
My mommas still my biggest fan
Sometimes I'm clueless and I'm clumsy
But Ive got friends that love me
And they know just where I stand
Its all a part of me
And that's who I am
This song makes me stop and think of how grateful I am to be me, and the people around me define who I am. I am a granddaughter, a mother, a child, a wife, and many other roles. I guess I really just want to say thank you to all of you around me. You support us, love us, and pray for us. It is because of you that I write this blog. Thank you for making me - ME!