One Thousand Posts
This is the One Thousandth post on this blog.
One thousand notes, recipes, tidbits, pictures, random thoughts…
One thousand moments of
my life our lives recorded here.
I admit, I had no idea what I was doing when I started From The Land of Monkeys and Princesses
I had no clue when I started talking about lemons and road etiquette, that this blog-thing, this online note taking would someday lead to friends across the world and even introduce me to some down the street.
I had no idea where it was going to go, I didn’t even know there was a “where” that it could “go”
It was a place to store my stories, pictures and recipes – a place for family who were living in Australia, Kentucky, the wilds of Texas and elsewhere to check in on the kids and see what we were eating.
It’s pretty clear from my first posted recipe, that I had no idea how to format a post, write a recipe for a post or do any such thing – but then, I wasn’t thinking about an audience.
I was writing to remember.
I was writing for them:
I’m not a scrapbooker and physically hand writing anything for long periods of time (5 minutes or more) causes me pain.
So I started this blog thing. I didn’t tell anyone, about it. It was a secret, something that was only for my family and something my kids could someday look back upon.
Something they could read and see, a way for them to experience life as they lived it, when they lived it, through their mom’s eyes – you know, before I was all ancient and stuff.
These were my daily, and not so daily, notes and little bits of life, my recordings, memories, photographs and takes on the things that happened… nothing more than the every day – and yet, now… 4.5 years later, I look back on them and I laugh. I cry. I roll my eyes…
and I thank God that I have each of these memories.
I thank God that I have this space to tell our stories, to share them, to store them, to treasure them.
My kids know about this space.
We talk about it, they ask me to take pictures of them and share them with the internets and to put their stories and sillies on my blog
Someday, my kids will look back on this space, these posts and they’ll read my words, see their pictures and re-experience their lives.
I can only hope and pray that it means as much to them as it does to me.