When I started my very first blog in 2006, blogging wasn’t a very popular thing here in Australia. My only audience was from a forum I’m a member of. My posts were mostly about MCN - Modern Cloth Nappies – my kids, and my trying to get my family to live more environmentally conscience….
Nappy days are gone now – I’m still a member of the forum though – my family have changed their ways to an extent…I still blog about my kids… but the big change is…
The blogging world has grown. My audience is more than just the people who have known me through the forums I frequent/used to frequent.
They are people that I have found a connection with, and them with me. Who laugh at my “Doh” moments, show support through the crappy moments… they get what it’s like to struggle to keep your head above water sometimes…. and share the “Nawww” moments when you get all mooshy when you talk about your loves.
This morning Husband collected the mail on his way back from town – it’s like a kilometre walk to the mailbox and back… and it’s raining. I’m not walking! – He walked in, and handed me a yellow envelope. I looked at the sender and wondered what it was they could be sending me…. I opened it up, and took a deep breath so I wouldn’t cry…
At the beginning of every year I choose words, I don’t make resolutions. One of them this year was “Faith”. But a few weeks ago I finally got to meet Tiff and Ivy, and I realised “my” word was Tiff’s word. She needed it. I gave her my Faith pendant I had bought from Foundation18. She needed to remember to Have Faith.
This morning I opened up the yellow envelope and seen what was inside, and it took everything not to cry.
Faith was staring at me.
Cate had sent me a replacement with a message “it’s your word, too”.
- Cate is the founder of Foundation18 -
I know I share a lot of me and my life on my blog. But I don’t share it all. I have my limits – which may surprise you. In my now a lot is happening, you know some of it, but you don’t know all of it.
This morning when I seen what was in that envelope, I wondered if Cate seen through me. Knew there was more to my story than what I share. What I am willing to share.
That the now is something I wish I could fast forward.
Bloggers are a special kind of people. Their hearts are always open. They have a willingness to go above and beyond if they know they can help just one person. To make a person smile fills their tummy with butterflies. To make a difference to someone for the better is…. well, the ultimate.
Today I am on the receiving end. The butterflies I feel in my stomach are from someone making me smile. I’ve had a reminder of why I love being a blogger.
Because someone just made a difference to me.
Thankyou Cate. I don’t think I can convey in words how Thankful I am. If I could make a visual of the way I feel right now, it would be filled with colour so beautiful it would make the world stop just for a moment to take in it’s beauty.