Monday, January 25, 2010

A year ago...

A year ago today, I came out of the blog closet.

Up until that day I kept my writing to myself. It was just for me. I loved writing. I loved having a place that I could record the little things that would happen, ones that if I didn't write down I'd totally forget.

Like this moment. Oh man, I love that kid!

I wanted a place where I could write down my thoughts. Where I could explore my relationship with God. A place where I could be myself.
And I was totally afraid to share it. It felt too vulnerable. Too scary.
I was also completely convinced that no one would want to read what this silly little stay at home mom had to say.

BUT, after much encouragement from Chris, I took a big breath, hit publish and jumped into the land of blogging. I "sucked it up", took a risk and put myself out there.
And I'm so happy I did.
Since then I have met some amazing people. I have been so deeply encouraged. Challenged. Inspired. I have been truly blessed.

Thank you for taking this journey with me.

What I have discovered through this last year is that I love to write.

Writing is my process.
It helps me sort out what is going on in my head.
It helps me share what's on my heart.
It helps me grow... as a wife... as a mom.... as a person.

Even if no one read what I wrote, I'd still write.
It's become like air to me.

Over this last year I've allowed parts of my heart to be exposed. I've opened small windows into where I'm at.
And you know what? I am better for it.
It's been a process of healing for me. Healing from the lies I've believed.
Especially the lie of "you are not important. you are nobody."
I am learning that, yes, not everyone is going to like me. Not everyone is going to be interested in what I have to say. But sometimes when I write, it encourages someone. Or makes them feel like they are not alone. Those moments are like all the riches in the word to me. I love them. I love connecting like that.

And I am growing as I write.
This blog is a place that I can tangibly see that. I can go back and read, and really and truly see that I am growing. That I am learning. That HE is moving me.

And so, I will continue to write.
I will continue to share my heart.
And I hope that somewhere along the way you are encouraged, that you are challenged. I hope that in some small way you will feel like you are not alone.

(this picture doesn't really have anything to do with what I wrote, but I love her!)


  1. I've certainly been blessed by knowing you and reading your writing! Happy 1-year anniversary, and I look forward to reading for years to come.

  2. Sara - I have loved reading your blog and feel privileged to share in your stories. I'm so glad that you will keep writing - you are great at it! You challenge and encourage with your sweet spirit, your faith and your love for your family.

    Plus, I feel lucky we've been able to connect in person and have girls so close in age :)

    Happy blogoversary!

  3. Sara, I too am so grateful for your blog! What a blessing to me! And I am thankful you will continue to write! I look forward to our bible study - without your blog it wouldn't have been!

  4. Happy 1st blogversary!! lol! Those pics are adorable!

  5. i'm glad you did. you are by far one of my favorite reasons for blogging!

  6. i'm glad you did. you are by far one of my favorite reasons for blogging!


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