On February 11th, I celebrated my first full year of blogging. There wasn't a band, balloons, speeches or hundreds of blog friends with me to celebrate! But, I did have a tremendous sense of accomplishment, so I did my own little victory dance! My kids looked at me like I had lost the other half of my mind.
I never would have imagined when I first started putting my thoughts on this blog, how much blogging would me to me.
This is my niche'. This is my place. A place where I can write what is on my heart. Or share just my normal non-exciting day to day events. This is where I can have a few minutes of "me" time. I love being a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom, but it can be very isolating, especially in our very rural area. There are times when I just yearn for a connection with other moms. Blogging helps me reach out of my little sphere and brings other moms into my life and heart.
Blogging has brought me closer to the Lord. I have read so many godly women's blogs and they have inspired me to spend more time in the Bible. To pray more. To seek God's will for my life. All things I had been doing before, but not with the intensity that I am seeking them now.
Here in this place I have made so many wonderful friends. Most I will probably never see face to face, but that doesn't matter. We are connected through our hearts. So, as a way to say thank you to all the friends I have made this year and any new ones that I may make in the year to come, I have gotten together a little giveaway.
All of these items were handmade by little ol' me. Nothing fancy. But made for you with my hands and heart. Leave me a comment, the winner will get a crocheted dishcloth, a crocheted baby cloth for messy hands, face or to use in the bathtub, a set of 8 blank note cards with nature pictures taken by me or my sister, and finally a set of 6 flower refrigerator magnets.
I will choose a random winner on Friday at 10:00 pm (EST). So leave me lots and lots of comments. I want to hear from all of you!