Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chastised

I love to blog.  Ever since Clint Clifton explained this term to me and designed a blog to use during the Iceland Project, I have really enjoyed the new hobby.  I have found blogging to be a great outlet for creativity, a fun way to keep in touch with friends and family around the globe, and (surprisingly) a way to meet new people.

When we were in Iceland, I got a phone call from an American woman who found my blog and just happened to be in the area visiting family.  She came over for lunch, we found out she lives in Northern Virginia, and have kept in touch through facebook ever since.  Last week, she brought us dinner and gifts for the kids after moving houses (again).

Another woman found our blog on a google search while we were in Iceland, was planning on going through Iceland on her way to Europe, and asked if I needed anything.  At the time I was pregnant, and that generous woman stuffed her suitcase full of Kraft Spiral Mac and Cheese, Saltines, and maternity jeans and delivered them right to our door step in Reykjavik.

I could go on about the blog reader who sent us a BEYOND WORDS amazing gift this year or the blog reader who brought me curtains in Iceland (Johanna, did you want those back?), but really what I want to highlight are the blog readers who have given me ENCOURAGEMENT to keep writing.  The last year has not been the easiest, and I know I haven't recorded everything that I've gone through as thoroughly as I set out to do.  Recently, someone "chastised" me for not writing more about my experience with Gracie, and it really made me start to think...

All I'll say for now is that I have been taking VERY SERIOUSLY my New Year's Resolution of writing more and seeing where it leads to the point of paying for childcare every other week (You know that's gotta be serious).   More to be revealed soon...

4 comments:

Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

I love your blog Annie.

Annie Garman said...

Thanks, Carrie, for being such a fan. You're such a faithful reader/commenter!

Austin said...

Look forward to it everytime I see "Documenting Our Days" show in the feed & I love getting other to read it to!

Love y'all

Annie B. said...

That's a big compliment coming from YOU, Austin...THE blogger extraordinaire!