Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Shoot....I Missed It

I was sitting here thinking about the fact that it's been about 1 year since I started this blog. I checked. Yesterday was my blogging birthday! Oh well. It's only fair that since I'm horrible about remembering birthdays of anyone outside this household, I'd miss that one.

Nevertheless, I feel compelled to somehow commemorate it. I started the blog as a sort of "therapy" then went to visit our therapist about 10 days later and he suggested I start a blog. He asked, "Have you ever thought about writing a blog?" I replied, "I've thought about it." For some silly reason I didn't tell him I'd just recently started one! I have no idea why. It's not like I haven't shared many more intimate things with him. I guess I just took that as a confirmation that I was on the right track. And...apparently, I was (and he was) because I haven't been back to see him since! haha! Isn't that hilarious??? Don't worry, Tdub has contributed fairly regularly to the coffers of mental health and Dr. Austin's bottom line.

I think I will start a little tradition. I entered this quote on my first blog. I think I will repost it every year in honor of my blog birthday.

"Being in love is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other." C.S. Lewis

Isn't that just so very apropos? Now, Tdub and I are in a really good place right now. But...I'm not going to think all of you so gullible as to not know that there have been moments when the "like" left the "love". :) Not for a long time...but hey, it happens. I also love the use of the word "will" in this quote. It goes along with my "willful grace" name in that I must at times "will" myself to show grace.

I appreciate those of you who read and I'm way more affirmed than I like to admit over those of you who comment. Tdub and I have made at least one life-long friend (in the flesh!) because of this blog and many others who are still "virtual" and on the way to becoming life-long. It's been a good thing.


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Robert said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary Grace!
Best wishes to you, TDub, and the gang!

Inheritor of Heaven said...

Happy Blogday (belated) and thanks for keeping your blog rolling. It is one of those which I read on a regular basis. I need to remember that my blogday is coming up as well (your blog is a month older than mine). Blessing to you and TDub and the family.

FeatherIron said...

I'm hitting my Blog-a-versary on the 24th!

Thanks for a very interesting and informative blog.

A C.S. Lewis quote is always appropriate in my book!

grace said...

ROBERT! Hey there! Thanks so much!

Interior: Thanks to you as well and for being faithful to share on your blog. I've learned much vicariously through your willingness to process your own learning this way.

FeatherIron: You amaze me and I pray for continued blessings on you and your growing family!


kevin beck said...

Conf=grats on your "birthday." You have a great blog, and I expect it will get greater in the next year.


Brady said...

Congratulations, Grace! Oh, and the VBS maze sounds like too much fun...