Friday, July 18, 2008

Blogs inspire me...

So I've been reading some blogs lately that I am just loving. Now, these are new blogs, different from some that I have been following for awhile now. One is an old friend that I recently reconnected with, that is a mother by choice. Another was all about an international adoption. They have taken awhile to get through since I wanted to read them from the beginning. I have been loving it so much and many times have had tears in my eyes as I read their wonderful stories. Yet, part of me feels as though I know more about these people than I should. I mean, I know they are public blogs, and therefore anyone can read them, yet it amazes me what people share. I feel so honoured to have been able to read these blogs and appreciate that these people would share their stories so openly. I am inspired and excited. 

It's funny though, as I get to the end of the blogs (well, not really the end, but caught up to today's date), it almost makes me sad because it's like a good book coming to an end when you want it to just keep going. However, unlike books, the blogs do keep on going, just no longer at my choosing, but rather when the bloggers are ready to share again. So for that, I am truly grateful. 

I think I need to put more of me on this blog and what I do. And I need to more consistent with adding to it. We have a family blog, but this one is a little bit different. This one, I feel I can more candidly be myself. It doesn't always have to involve my son. I can complain about work, or rant about things, but also aspire to be more. I want to make a difference in this world, and by blogging and reading other blogs, I see what people I know (and some I don't), are doing and get inspired. 

I feel so lucky and blessed to have all that I do. I have a great husband, a fantastic dog, and an absolutely amazing little son who defied a lot of odds to be here with us. I love my extended family to pieces. For the most part, I love my job. I try and give back to the community (not always easy of course when you are a shift worker, but still!). I have some truly amazing friends who have gone above and beyond when we needed it, and for them I am grateful. 

Life is precious. I want to make sure that I make the most of the time I have here. I want to have fun every day, always. I want to always be happy and follow my dreams. I never want to look back with tons of regrets. I know I don't have a lot of control over circumstance (Sebastian is living proof of that), yet when I get thrown the hard moments, I want to use them to make me stronger and somehow benefit from what those challenges offer. 

So now, I will stop for today. hopefully I will add more tomorrow. But if anyone is reading this, thanks for wanting to know a bit more about me and what I am up to!!


Claudia said...

Your blog is one of those that I love to read because your story is so inspiring and your life SO interesting for someone thousands of miles away...

Lisa said...

I just wanted to pop in to say THANK YOU for your lovely comment on my blog!! I am now going to start reading yours, and am looking forward to "getting to know" you too! I also am available for any questions you might have re: international adoption!
Nice to "meet" you!