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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blogiversary & Many Thank You's

It was one year ago around this time at night that I started this blog.  It was part of my new years resolution - to join a community of people who share my same interests, hobbies & lifestyle, to not be afraid to share my creations, thoughts & accomplishments, to record my family's journey in a new environment and especially to just make new friends. 
I am so proud of myself that I actually committed to this project and so happy that I made the step because I have met so many wonderful people along the way.  You have all inspired me more than you can even imagine.  I lost myself many years ago when I left my career and decided to stay home to raise my four children.  I don't know if any of you have experienced losing yourself but it is not and has not been a pleasant experience.  I feel after this past year I am beginning to find myself again and want to thank each and everyone of you who have commented, shared, acknowledged & motivated me.
We gave up an old life when we relocated and took a big step to start a new one.  You have all helped me out tremendously on this new journey and for that I am grateful.
Here's to a new year and continuous new discoveries -
thank you and god bless:)


Primitive Stars said...

Congrats to you on your one year blogging, mine is coming up in March.....So many wonderful friends out there, love blogging......Blessings Francine.

Cindi said...

Lori, I feel so blessed to have "met" you! You are doing a great job with the blog thing and can't wait to visit you more in this next year. Cheers to finding yourself, it is a journey!
Be blessed,

Rhodes Creations said...

Happy Blog anniversary. Your blog looks great. Wonderful to be a part of the blog community. May you walk closely with Jesus today and forever! Happy New year, Lori!
Laura R.

Trace4J said...

Happy New Year and Anniversary!
Woolie Hugs


BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you find blessings abundant throughout the New Year!~Amy

The Mary Bell said...

congratulations on the anniversary, and especially for getting to find yourself again - or at least begin that journey!!!


frontporchprims said...

Losing yourself is one of the worst feelings a stay at home mother has. Beleive me, I live it every day. I just have to remind myself all the time of all my many blessings and I feel so much better. I also try and volunteer at the schools and do as much as I can for my family knowing that someday (someday) the kids will appreciate it all:) I love blogging because it helps me leave the house while never leaving the house. Ha ha. Plus, I feel like I am doing something for myself. My primy friends are the best. -Steph- Happy bloggiversary.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on lots of fun blogging. I feel the same way...blogging has made a huge difference in my life. I love having so many sweet girlfriends! Hope you're enjoying Florida!

Kendra said...

I understand the loosing yourself issue as well. I am finally feeling more organized and that I have a purpose now that we have begun renovating homes that need TLC again. It does help me be more organized with my time at home because I have some where to be at a certain time. The day the boys went back to schooland I was home alone after working for 7 years at the school my boys attended my hubby called me to see how my day was going and I started sobbing because "there's no one here that needs me".

Anyway, the point is I know that feeling and blogging was good for me for the same reason, though now I feel like I can't keep up for the time either lol!