Friday, February 1, 2008

I've Finally Come Around

For years I have gotten emails from friends and family announcing their new blog. My response has always been, "I'm supposed to have time to blog now, too?" I have resisted the idea of adding one more responsibility into my day. But it hit me a few weeks ago as I was doing laundry..."I am blogging." Until today it has only been posted in my head.

I have always loved words. I believe words are very powerful and I do not take their meanings lightly. You can ask my husband, who has learned over they years that, when we are in the midst of "discussion," 10 minutes of silence is not necessarily me ignoring the question. I am simply crafting the words that will best describe my emotions and point of view best. (He wisely waits several minutes and simply asks, "Did you hear me?")

I believe the written word to be even more powerful! Though they may sometimes be misconstrued, words that are written are methodically crafted together and can convey an even greater truth. This is why I have been writing in my head for years. (As a mom I rarely get time to write with anything slimmer than a crayon.) And since I have organized my thoughts with article titles and subheadings and the little bubble to the side with the "how to" bullets (more appropriately "how not to.."), I have decided to publish my head here. Well, at least what's left of it.

I do not promise regular posts. I do not promise profound reflections on life. I do not even promise to be funny. What I promise here is "Truth." At least the truth as I know it so far.


Kari said...

Welcome to the blogging world! You first post was amazingly written! I certainly cant wait to see whats next!

Gary said...

Welcome to the blog world. I enjoyed and I have you bookmarked, so I can check in regularly. I am a little worried that I won't be able to keep up with your superb English and writing skills. But the, I never intended my blog to be perfect to start with. Keep writing!

Stephanie said...

Yeah! I'm so excited that you are blogging. Since I can't come over for dinner and scrap booking this is the next best thing. I'm hoping to see lots of pictures of the little cuties too!

Ryan said...

I'm so glad you're blogging. Other people need to be able to experience the wisdom and insights that you have to offer. I love you and I look forward to your thoughts in print.