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My 400th Blog Post

I’ve made it! I’ve posted on this blog 400 times! In reality, it would be closer to 600 blog posts, but I was unable to import posts from my WordPress blog host. Maybe someday I can figure out how to do that, but either way, I’m excited to have reached the 400 mark.

After a day’s work at home, I look around and wonder what exactly I accomplished? I enjoy my role as mom and homemaker, but it can get frustrating to do a job and turn around to do it again. I do laundry, but there’s more of it at the end of the day than at the beginning.  I mop floors, but then someone spills their milk at supper. I do dishes, cook meals, vacuum – and five minutes later, you can’t even tell. It can be quite disheartening. With this blog, it’s not that way. I can look back and see 400 individual posts I’ve written. I can view hundreds of photos of days gone by. I can read little pearls I found from my personal digging in God’s Word. I laugh, I get misty eyed, and I count my blessings as I scroll my past postings.

There are probably precious few of you who have been with me since day one – Sept. 7, 2007, – but if you’ve stayed with me that long, I thank you! Your taking time out of your busy day to stop by see what’s happening here means so much. Those of you who take the time to comment are a great encouragement to me. To those of you who are new to my blog, and have decided to keep dropping in, I welcome you! Thank you for finding me and returning! 🙂

I have debated at various times during the last three years of blogging as to whether I should continue with it. I finally grappled with it the last time and decided that I enjoy it too much to quit. I might be the only one reading, and that’s okay. Someday, I hope my children can read and see what I had on my mind during their raising. I hope they will see that even though I was slack in keeping a baby book, I was keeping track of their lives here! 🙂

I try to write everyday, because I love writing. It is an outlet…okay, it’s really therapy! 🙂 It is a chance to produce something that can’t be undone…right away, at least. I’ve had readers say that they can’t keep up with me when I write so often, and I’m sorry about that, for I do want you to read. But, it’s a personal thing; something I do for myself. Of course, anything I do, I desire for it to bring glory to God. I hope this blog does just that in some minute way.

I’ve now got my sites on reaching the 800 mark. 🙂


I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Philippians 1:3

Valerie

One thought on “My 400th Blog Post

  1. I have been with you all the way, and I have enjoyed reading them. Lots of them have brought tears, lots of them have brought smiles, and lots of them have taught me. Thanks!
    Love you,
    Mother

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