April 1st is the blog’s birthday. No fooling. I have never missed the anniversary, until this year. In fact, had Facebook not sent me my daily-memory-reminder-for-years-past, I don’t think I would have remembered at all!
Losing Melvin softened some of my Type A’ness. At first it drove me nuts but now I just go with it!
So yay us! Friday marked five years of blogging! Woot woot!
The very first thing I felt when I realized the anniversary was gratitude, for all of you. I love writing, coming here and sharing our life and having a repository for my thoughts, is my happy place. You are part of our village! This past year has been hard and having this blog and having posts to look back on has been a source of great healing and inspiration for me.
So thank you, for you!
I don’t know what this next year and blogging will bring. Jake’s time with me is going to be short. That is a reality. And even though this blog was my outlet for grief this past year, I don’t really want to write about grief…again. Heck, I don’t want to feel grief again but that is a whole different set of emotions! I’m not sure how long of a period there will be when there are no dogs here. This clearly falls into, ‘we don’t know what we don’t know’.
For now, this blog is five and this blog is incredibly special to me and you, each of you, make my day regularly!
Thank you for following along, for loving my boys and for laughing and crying with us. Thank you for all things you! High-five to five!
In year one, there was just me and Melvin. And his girlfriend, fluffy pillow.
In year two, there was a new house and Melvin clearly hated it.
In year three, Jake joined. He has always been so comfortable and natural in front of the camera.
In year four, there was so much love, we almost imploded.
And in year five, it was this guy and me. He is still so relaxed when the camera comes out.
Yay!! I always look forward to your posts. The caption for the year three picture made me laugh out loud at my desk.
(Clearly I’m being super productive at work)
We aim to make the work day more tolerable!! Thank you!!
I selfishly want you to blog forever. Thank you for including us in your family. I look forward to each day with Jake and hope the blog will evolve as you find more to love.
Beth and Baxter
I have the same hope! Thank you for following along!
I love the ‘years in pictures’ that you shared! And we wish you many more years of love in the future.
Thank you so much!
Thank you for this blog! I only found it a few months ago, but I went back and read from the very beginning. I feel honored to be able to take a peek into your life. You are a wonderful writer and I look forward to your posts. I hate I didn’t know Melvin before he passed away, but I am glad I’ve gotten to know Jake.
I look forward to many more years of reading about your adventures!!
Mary Beth…my day is made!! Thank you!!
Happy fifth anniversary. I love reading your blog so very much. It reminds me to roll with the punches and find the positive in every little thing. Great and much-needed reminders. Thank you for that.
Awww, this means so much to me. Thank you!!!
Happy Birthday blog and here’s to many more!