I cannot really believe it! I have been blogging for a whole year. My kids had been after me for a long time to try this thing called blogging. Last year when my daughter-in-law, Becca, set this up for me I would have found it hard to imagine that one year later I would have written 163 posts. It has been so much fun.
My husband still shakes his head about this whole blogging endeavor. He’ll ask, “Making any money blogging?” (accompanied by a smirk and a laugh.) I tell him “Nope.” Then he asks, “So is it kind of like having pen pals?” Then I smirk and laugh and tell him “Yep!” I also never dreamed I would meet so many absolutely wonderful people.
Tonight I just reread that first post from January 31, 2016. I still have some of those same question that I asked back then…..Will anyone really want to read what I have written? Will people really care what I think? And the amazing answer is Yes!!!! That fact still boggles my mind.
People will ask me what the main focus of my blog is. I am still not sure how to answer that one and typically grin and tell them it is very random. I tell them it is just a blog of life in general; that covers topics from farming, chickens, gardening, crafting, faith, family and pretty much anything else life throws my way. Hopefully it is a blog filled with love, humor, hope and encouragement and a few life lessons tossed in.
Back to the people I have met along the way on this blogging journey. There are so many of you that I would love to meet in person. You are beautiful, honest, down-to-earth, funny, joy filled and life loving, gracious people. You share your lives honestly….the joys and the struggles. You share the things that make you laugh and cry. You use your life experiences to make others laugh, lift them up and find hope. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking time to like, comment and offer friendship and encouragement to this Chicken Grandma.
I am so looking forward to this coming year of blogging. I am looking forward to meeting more of you and getting to know what makes up your life. I am hoping to love more, encourage more and bring hope.
Let me know what you want to see over at the Chicken Grandma and I will see what I can do! Like I said it is pretty random over here. Life over here is rather like that box of chocolates that Forrest Gump talked about. You never quite know what you are going to get on any given day.
May your day be filled with hope. May you feel grace from those around you and may you be a blessing in return.
This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.