Monday, December 13, 2010

One Year Anniversary of the Blog

I am a little late (Nov.18th would have been the exact anniversary) but I have been a little busy. 

Has it really been one year since I started blogging?  It has gone by fast. So much has happened that I can't believe it has only been one year.  Dylan has been through two surgeries, a broken leg, a seizure, numerous therapies and appointments.  We bought a new house, moved, had to change doctors and therapists, we even had another baby.  We thought that we weren't busy enough so why not add another one into the mix. :)

I have been asked by some, "why do you blog?"  Well, a little over one year ago I came across a blog about Norrah, a beautiful little girl who, like Dylan, also has WHS.  I read through her blog and saw a very happy family.  I looked at their pictures and read their stories and said to myself "I can make it through this." I was so inspired by her mother Lauren, the author of the blog, that I thought maybe I should blog too.  Blogging has been very therapeutic for me.  You see, after Dylan was born my life felt like it had been turned completely upside down.  I felt like no one understood how I felt, but I was able to sit at the computer and write about anything, anything at all and there was no one to tell me to just "get over it" or "stop feeling sorry for myself."  I had so many deep thoughts, feelings, pain and emotions that I figured maybe I should write it all down and what better place than a blog. 

Through blogging I have found great support from total strangers, who have become dear friends to me.  We share our children's accomplishments, joys and challenges.  These fellow moms have helped me get over the hump.  They have given me inspiration not only for Dylan but for myself.  I am motivated and inspired by these wonderful women who are happy, grateful and living their lives to the fullest.  I strive to be like them.  Some days are harder than others but I am getting there. 

I came home from dinner last night with friends and looked around at my house, my family, my life and had an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness.  I am so very blessed.  Thank you all for reading and commenting. 

Lets take a trip down memory lane:


  1. Happy anniversary! And thank you for blogging, because YOU and those other moms out there helped and are still helping me get through tough times, and enjoy good times even more.

    You've had a lovely year and I wish you many more lovely years to come. Cheers :)

    I love you.

  2. Happy Blogiversary to you! Your family is perfect and beautiful and I LOVE reading your blog! I can't believe I haven't run into you since you've been back! Congrats on the new baby. And good job blogging! Keep it up. Hugs!

  3. Happy Blogiversay!!! Dylan is looking so strong and grown up!!! I love your blog too. Dylan just melts my heart. xoxox

  4. Happy Blogiversary! It is because of moms like you and Lauren that I, too, have made it through this past year. I look at Dylan, and I see hope for Kaylee. I read your blog posts and see a very happy family, so if your goal was to convey that sort of peaceful sense of love and happiness, you have succeeded. I strive to be more like you! :-)

    Keep up the wonderful blog posts about Dylan and the rest of the family; reading about his successes makes me smile and gives me strength and hope for the future, and on the days when you need to vent it out-- as we all do-- you remind me that I am not alone. I only wish we lived closer. xoxo

  5. Friend - loved the post! Loved that you have been blogging for a year and... LOVE DYLAN. He really is growing up and accomplishing so much and I am thankful that I get to witness it thank to your blog. Love you.

  6. What fantastic pictures!! Such a gorgeous and happy family! I also have to thank you for blogging because you have helped me so much. I can't imagine not having this way of connecting with such amazing families. Thanks for sharing!


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