It's hard to believe that six months have gone by so quickly. That's the last time I announced a blog anniversary for you. April 24 was the date in 2009 when my friend Teresa took the step and put me online. It took a few days to figure out what I had launched, to get my profile in place, and figure out how to do the titles, dates, etc. So my first blog was on April 27, but I do remember that wonderful day when this all began.
I had several desires when I started. I know I wanted to share some of my older works since I had file folders full of material that was virtually unread. I have had several writer's groups in my home and my friends did hear some of my work. I faithfully sent materials out to Sunday School markets. I sent to Children's magazines. When I wrote books, I researched and sent the books out. There were several close calls where I almost got published. Those were heartbreaking. One was simply because I wasn't Canadian. So I wanted readers. With that in mind, one desire for my blog was to eventually put one of my books on the blog. I finally got it all together in August and began to post my story Scribblers. That turned out to be a drag on my regular blog, so in March, I put the story on its own blog. I felt in my heart that this story had elements that could be important to someone out there looking for encouragement. I determined to finish it, even though there are few comments. Right now I am doing it for the Lord, for those few people who may be reading it, and for myself. I still want at least one of my stories to be read, and perhaps this can happen.
My regular blog has become more and more important to me. Just yesterday, I told a friend how special all of my blog friends have become to me. My favorite blogs come from those days when I have nothing to say and I cry, "help Lord." When He gives me a topic and helps me write it, I am amazed that ideas are just out there on trees and the Lord just picks one for me.
For anyone who has ever read my blog or left a comment, thank you from the bottom of my heart. When I changed my background papers the last time, I lost my counter and my countries. Numbers aren't so important, but I loved to see where my readers were from. Perhaps I can get it back some day. For all of my regular readers who so faithfully come back here and share ideas with me, I love you. I pray for you. You are so important to me as friends. Your blogs are open worlds for me. I praise God who thought of all of this marvelous interaction. I hope I can go on for a long time to come. Love, Nancy