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.