Thursday, December 10, 2009

One Year Blogiversary!

I can't believe I have been doing the for a whole year! I never knew when I started it would grow into what it has. And I certainly never knew I would be SO blessed by this blog and the amazing women I have met!!!

When I began this blog, my desire was to chronicle things the Lord put on my heart regarding all things 'womanhood'. My hope is that my daughters will be able to print up each section (chapter) and put together a 'book' from there Mamas heart. My struggles, my failures, my successes, but most importantly, the work of God's grace in my life.

It has grown into a ministry beyond what I could have dreamed. And the most amazing thing is how blessed I am through it. God does that kind of stuff, you know?

I can't tell you how many times I have had the thought to just let it go and the Lord sends someone along to encourage me and remind me why I am doing this. It wasn't something I just decided to start. It was with much prayer and waiting that I started this blog. I did not want to add 'one more thing' to my already full life if it was not from God. Both Brian and I prayed and knew that this is what the Lord was allowing me to do right now. It is with open hands that I hold on to this blog, trusting that if the Lord closed the door, I would lay it down. (hopefully without a struggle ;-)

I am thankful, humbled and thrilled to be able to share my heart, AND that anyone out there cares to read it. Thank you so much to the readers of this blog and to so many of you who pray for me and encourage me through email! I so wish we could meet in person, I promise, I might just hug your neck off!


So, two songs I leave you with:

Happy Blogiversary to me
Happy Blogiversary to me
Happy Blogiversary to meeeeeee
Happy Blogiversary to me!

And


Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,

Praise Him all creatures here below,

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

8 comments:

Camille said...

WOW...ONE YEAR!!! AND...Only one year??...look what the Lord has done! Amazing how HE leads us along isn't it? Thanks for "sharing your heart"...it has been a blessing to me.

Have a wonderful week in the Lord Michelle!

Love,
Camille

L.H. said...

Aww! Congratulations on your first year of blogging! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

Its so interesting how things turn out. I have thought about letting go of my blog too and then someone writes a comment or mentions to me that something I've posted has really helped them! It is such a blessing how God can get in the simple things and use us to inspire each other!

J said...

Happy one year blogiversary!!! The Lord has certainly used your blog to encourage and bless me. Thank you!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad that I found you blog! You openess and honesty have been wonderful.

busymomof10 said...

Happy Blogoversary!

It is amazing how much has transpired and how many lives you have touched in just one year!

Your blog is truly a blessing and an inspiration. Thank you for being a willing vessel and for sharing transparently from your heart!

One of your faithful followers and friends,
Elizabeth

Lynnette Kraft said...

Happy ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary! Only the die-hards last that long! ;) I'm one too.

I saw your "health update" post but don't see a post attached to it, just a heading. So, I'll try back later.
Lynnette

Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh never mind - I'm a dork. I found it. :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Happy blogversary! I'm like you, I had know idea that my blog would actually be a ministry. It is a blessing to see what God does with willing hearts and hands. Love you, Michelle!