Wednesday, June 29, 2011

going to blog sugar, baby!

There are times when I get very self conscious about blogging.

I don't share all my posts on Facebook, but when I do, I wonder what my "friends" think of me. Do they think I'm annoying or self-aborbed for writing about my experiences as a crazy, but trying the best as she can mama?

However, I try to overcome those fears of judgement for two reasons.

1. I want to write our family story.

2. I want to connect with other mamas who are on the same wild road of motherhood.

When life got bumpy with lupus, a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome for my son, and stage 3 melanoma for the then 30 year old hubs, I felt compelled to transfer the overwhelmed, grieving inner voice into written words. I read my friend Greta's blog and realized blogging would be the perfect place for me to write and connect.

I never imagined the bond that would form between other mamas and myself. I never imagined people I've never met in real life becoming such powerful encouragers in my life. And while it may seem odd to some, it has been just what I had hoped for and more.

See you soon at Blog Sugar, friends.

Much love,
Katie

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15 comments:

Four Flights said...

Can't wait!

april@gingerbread said...

i cant wait to meet you in "real life" and give you a giant hug friend! you are such a gift!!!
xoxo

Karrie said...

How touching and rest assured there are people that feel EXACTLY the same way as you do; like me ;)

Greta said...

Can't wait to hang with you again!!!
Love from, Greta

likeschocolate said...

Have fun! Keep on blogging. I have learned so much from sharing our experience and reading others. It helps me keep my sanity at times.

Jessica Johnson said...

YAY!!!! can't WAIT to meet you!!!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Yippee, I'm going too.

Can't wait to meet meet you.

Denise said...

katie, i so get this. i often wonder what my "friends" think of me for blogging, BUT then i think i can't care. i know blogging has created a place for me to worship. yes, WORSHIP. this space allows me to delight inwardly and then express outwardly my gratitude to God for my redeemed life, my husband, my children, and so much more.
that is WORSHIP. and HE is glorified.

so i can't worry.

it will be GREAT to meet so many wonderful women so uniquely created in His image at blog sugar, and to delight together in the community we have in Him here in blogville.

i can't wait!

hannah singer said...

can't wait to meet you and give you a hug!
you bless my heart. thanks! xoxo

Laurie J said...

that's soooo great! can't wait to hear about it :)
<3 <3 <3

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

Glad I hopped over here--and even happier to get to hang out with so many other moms/bloggers trying the best they can in September.

theolivetree said...

I just came by to tell you how awesome you are :) I am not a huge camper...but I love the idea!

Babymama said...

I wish I were going...sigh.

xo
babymama

Sharone said...

I love hearing the stories of how each of us came to blogging. Can't wait to meet you at Blog Sugar! :)

Erin Spross said...

Looking forward to this big time! Do you think it will still work out for us to head up together?