Blogging has continued to amaze me in the way that it has enriched my life, especially over the last year. 2012 in particular was one that was blessed by new friendships and an expansion from my little blogging community that I had known in 2011, to a much larger one that included a group of mothers. I remember thinking about the “Mom Blogger” title and cringing a little–imagining that it was about posting pictures of my kid on the potty or writing paragraphs with motivational sayings like “You were meant to do this.” It sounded terrible to me. Yet somehow, in the 9 months of blogging about my pregnancy, and the last 10 months of practicing what I call “Mommyhood,” I can say that choosing to blog this journey has changed me. I have connected with mothers via the comments of my posts in the middle of the night (Hi Meta!), and struggled over the words to describe this joy that I’ve found this year through the birth of my daughter. I’ve written letters to my sweet girl to try to capture my heart in its more vulnerable moments. Countless posts dedicated to sleep (or lack thereof), and even more words spoken about this beautiful and challenging role of “Mama”…
Thank you for sharing your hearts in the comments. It is through this vulnerability that I find the rarest form of friendship. I appreciate every single one of you, for cheering me on in my moments of victory, and offering words of advice and sympathies through my biggest defeats. We are a community, and I am grateful to all of you for creating it.
Most Popular Posts in 2012:
1: Why I Will Never Get Married, a post by my dear friend Liz during our Marriage Series (which I should note was the highest traffic day ever
2. Dangerous Theology, A post that brought some offensive to the comments section
3. Reflections on the Future, A vulnerable post by my friend Josh about his divorce
4. This is Not My Body, A post about my struggles with my post-baby body
5. Mama Instinct, where I discover that I actually have some (instincts that is)