Did you notice I went an extra week? Oh Luanna, can you stop? I can! Maybe… I went an extra week because yesterday, the 15th of April, my husband and I started on a raft trip down the Grand Canyon. (two weeks with no internet access?!!) It’s another challenge to complete! That’s what blogging for a year was for me: a challenge. Before I give you some closing thoughts I will tell you what my top 10 blogs were to this date. It was really interesting to me; was survival as a topic important to you, was it story telling, identifying with my life?
10 & 9. Tied were You Would Know Four Things About Mom and New Years Resolution. (self explanatory)
8. If Not Us, If Not You, Then Who? (Is it our responsibility to talk about our survival to help others?)
6 & 7. Ties were Motivation? and When You See One, There Are More. (Why do I feel it’s necessary to blog and my analogy of my abuse)
5. Let’s Be Honest. (my defense of others, including gays, and why we shouldn’t judge)
4. Forgiveness, Slow But Sure. (self-explanatory)
3. Quilting Together The Past and Present. (bringing my life together)
2. Surviving Divorce. (self-explanatory
1. It’s Not Your Fault. (overwhelming top read post)
Sometimes blogs are read weeks after they are published; people tend to binge read every once in a while, so a more recent blog might pick up a few additional readers. It is validating to see the statistics. It seems a variety of topics was appreciated. I’m so grateful.
I encourage all of you to write, or video; challenge yourself. Life is short. If I can ever help, I will. A couple of people have reached out to me and asked me to help them write, or get started. I am so happy to do that, so thankful for the trust.
If you would do one thing for me, as Dave and I raft down the Grand Canyon, please include our safety in your prayers. If you don’t like us, then forget you know what we are doing. 🙂
I may continue to blog periodically on wordpress.com. I won’t be publishing on Facebook. You can certainly follow me there and again if there is anything I can help you with, on your journey, you can always personal message me.
I can’t tell you without crying, what your support has meant to me this last year. It has helped immensely with my healing. I have forgiven my Dad and I choose to love the goodness in him. Sometimes I have to look darn hard, but it’s there! There are some days I still struggle, but they are few and far between. Thank you, thank you my friends for your support.
(I have been asked how to follow my blog. If you go to the WordPress.com site, search lovingandsurviving.blog, you should find my blogs. There will be a place at the beginning or end, where it says, “follow”. I believe you will be asked to put in your e-mail address and then you will get one automatically when I write it.)