Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary...5 Days Late!

I just realized I had an anniversary.
5 days ago.
It completely slipped my mind!
I guess I've been too involved
and occupied with certain endeavors.
I cannot believe it went by unnoticed.

What anniversary you ask?
Well, you see, it was 2 years ago,
November 25,
that this blog was born.
It started simply and humbly.
It is my fervent hope that it has stayed as such.

Blogging has opened a whole new world unto me.
I have grown, matured and have been
inspired by the many friends I have made
along the way.

My faith is stronger.
My mind has been opened.
I've even participated in a good healthy debate,
a time or two, when opinions differed.
But never have they ended with grudges and hurt feelings
as it sometimes does in "real life".

My capacity to love has grown immensely.
I've developed a unique style of writing.
I've even found my humor as well...
With thanks to all of you.
For if it were not for you,
for your encouragement,
I'm not so sure I would have ever found my voice.

Although painful at times,
this metamorphosis, if you will
has been a necessary process for me.
As a dear friend so aptly put it,
"It's either this or go crazy!"

I've grown to love and care for so many of you.
And I have felt that love returned 100 fold.
Thank you for joining me
along this journey towards self discovery.

Beats a mid-life crisis any day!

God bless you all!

Addendum: I would like to take a moment to offer a silent prayer for my brother Mark and my brother-in-law Larry. Both of whom were born on this day and both of whom who were taken from us too early. May they eternally rest in Christ's peace.


Cheryl said...

Beautifully written. I'm so glad you started this journey. I love where it's taken you ~ back to yourself.

So very sorry for your losses.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Oh wow! Happy 2 years bloggiversary!

And prayers to your beloved brother and brother in law.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. happy blogoversary! i too am glad you are a part of this story polly...prayers up

L.B. said...

Yay for Polly! Happy Anniversary! You carved out quite a niche for yourself here with your awesome blog. Congrats!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, this is so sweet, Polly.

Blogging has grown me beyond my wildest imaginings too. What a gift of a hobby! So many friend blessings.

Happy 2 years, a little late! My 2 years was in Sept.

Sorry for your brother and brother-in-law. My brother was taken too early too. And my sister. There are things we cannot fathom. But we must trust that all is good.

And I am making YOUR sidebar button next! Please look for it in the next 2 to 24 hours, depending on how the creative spirit moves me, and what happens IRL. :)


Willoughby said...

Those two years flew by, didn't they? It was your blog that inspired me to start my own blog (and I'm so glad I did!). Congratulations on hitting the two year mark! I always love stopping by for a visit, I hope you'll continue to blog for many years to come.

My sympathies on your losses. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

S. Susan Deborah said...

Isn't it nice to forget something very close to your heart? Shows that you have been busy, resourceful and occupied. And that boredom is far from you.

I love and endorse all that you have expressed here.

I wish you a happy anniversary and here's to you and your interactive blog. Cheers!

Joy always,

Tina said...

Happy Blogoversary! I treasure our friendship. Here's to taking the journey together. You are an inspiration to me with how openly you share not only your faith, but your struggles, and triumphs. Not to mention your amazing writing gift! A visit here is always worth the trip.
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your brothers. How hard that must be. Prayers for you and your family.

Kathleen said...

Happy blogiversary!! Thank you for sharing your voice with us; I appreciate your creativity and transparency...I haven't commented often lately because I'm a little overwhelmed these days, but I still read.

Blessings and peace to you and your family as you remember your loved ones on this day!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! That's awesome. I realize as I read this that mine passed without so much as a whimper in August!!!

I love reading your blog! I hope you keep it up! :)

Raoulysgirl said...

Happy annivesary!!! I am so glad to have found you and count you as one of my dear friends!!!! <3

Also, my prayers with your family as you miss your loved ones today. <3

drollgirl said...

well happy anniversary! keep up the good work!!

Nessa said...

Happy Blogiversary! My 5 years was on the 23rd. It still amazes me.

Bubba said...

Aw, and I didn't get you anything!

(Quick! Think of something!)

Ah-hah! I wrote you a haiku!

Polly, 5thSister
You've come a long way (baby!)
In just two short years!

Happy Bloggiversary!

gayle said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

G-Man said...

You are a Gem!!

moondustwriter said...

Happy Happy

Glad you are here

Jenn Erickson said...

Polly, happy belated Blogoversary! Two years is a wonderful accomplishment. You write with such quality, depth and style, and I'm so glad you've stuck with it.


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