I have been working on getting a new design for my blog (or should I say someone else is) but it is taking a bit longer than expected. One of the categories I am going to have though is "Why I Blog."
I mean there has to be a reason/purpose for me to do something otherwise I wouldn't want to keep doing it, ya know.
There are many reason I blog. I started a blog long before our crazy life happened, and my intention was to keep a "journal" of our lives. You know have photos, events, etc. I wasn't to good at blogging back in the day, I wasn't quite as passionate about it.
When my sister died though I found that I had this responsiblity, this responsiblity to keep people updated on Norah, on her life, to know that she was and is ok, that they can still be a part of her life even though she is far away, and so people can still see that bit of Carrisa that lingers. As much as I would love to keep up with everyone with letters, emails, and personal contact, it is to hard for me right now, there are just so many people and many whom I have never even met that knew my sister.
That is the main reason why I started to become more diligent on my blog. It is so much easier for me to update what is going on in our family in one place that everyone can see. I know that is does not feel as personal as some people would like our contact to be, but it is the best I can do for now.
There are other reasons I blog , I have learned that writing has been a wonderful outlet/type of therapy for me. It allows me to release emotions and process my thoughts. It has been a wonderful source of encouragement, so many have you have written such encouraging comments, advice, and just your thoughts, which I love. Sometimes I feel like I am writing into oblivion, wondering if anyone out there is even reading or cares.
This blog has also been a place where I can share my story, my testimony, my perspective and why we decided to adopt Norah. We all have our own story, each unique and inspiring in its own way and this is where I can share mine. I always hope that someone will relate or find encouragement in my story. Sure, many people may come across my blog and not like it or disagree with what I believe in, but that doesn't matter because you can never take my story from me. You can argue theology about religion, but you cannot argue how God has personally been involved in my life in a very tangible way.
One thing that I didn't even realize would happen with blogging is some of the amazing people you meet in this world wide web of ours. Not people I have ever met in person, but people I have met from the blogosphere, that I would hope to meet in person someday. Like Emily, over at the Anderson Crew, her blog has been such an awesome encouragement for me ,(she went from 1 to 3 girls in 2011 also!) can wait to run into her someday. Or Callie, another hygienist who has this blog. She is always writing encouraging thoughts and comments, so maybe we can have coffee in person someday.
And finally I want these 3 little ladies to be able to come back and see this someday, to remember what their lives where like, to see pictures and hear accounts from their moms perspective. And maybe even when they are mad at me someday that can scroll on here and know that I love them so much!
So if you happen to stroll upon this blog, don't forget to show your love and leave a comment and remind me that I am not writing into a black whole, that every once in a while someone is listening!