Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bloomin Blog

I just realized that I have been blogging now for over a year.
Mercy times goes by quickly !!
In the past year I have met some of the most
creative, inspiring, wonderful people.
My family teases me because I call them My Friends.
They remind me often that I do not even know 90% of them.
Somehow to me that doesn't seem to matter.
I feel like I know many of you out there
better than several of the people I actually
"do know" in person..
I've watched your children grow, as you have watched mine.
I have been inspired and motivated by wonderful artists.
I've bubbled over with kind words from gentle souls,
and have been truly touched by the love I see
in so many incredible, precious families.
With genuine sincerity I pray for the people
I interact with through this fabulous world of BLOg..
I have been so motivated by many of the stories I've read...
both the silly & the serious
They all have a place in my day.
And MOST OF ALL I have realized that I am not alone.
I'm not the only girl out there who has made more than
her share of mistakes, or thinks a little bit differently than the average gal,
loves her family more than life its self, and tries every day to
make the most of the second chances I've been given.
I feel like a giddy girl when I sit down at my computer
each day to visit with "my friends" !
I hope that as I open my heart with you....
I too bring a giggle to some one's face,
or an inspiration to your creative soul.
But my greatest wish of all is for people to see
That it is NEVER TOO LATE to start over.
Every day starts your second chance!
No matter how many mess ups you may have made
We have a GOD of New Beginnings...
One who believes in us when we often forget to believe in ourselves...
May your day be filled with Bliss and Blessings
and remember that Today is the first day
of the rest of your life!


Becky said...

Dear "Second Chance Friend", I often asked my girlfriends, what have I done so right in my life to deserve this amazing second chance and addition to our family????? And to love and be loved is an enormous miracle in itself! Yes, thank you for inspirations, and giggles, hope I have brought a few to you also! Love blogging! It's a way of me keeping my thoughts and snapshots of life in order! Can't believe I haven't been doing it longer! I'm still learning!!

Can't wait to show you my new little photo project in Griffin's room! Took a pic and oops! Camera was dead,,,,,,,,,,so......still to come!

P.S. Do we have a little lefty in the mix????

Darla said...

it's funny that you chose to write about this, as i saw your update i got so excited and thought, "i wonder what she has done NoW!" i figured you had made something colorful and amazing, and of course you did show us JUST THAT...coloring with your baby dot! i'm also thankful for all of my bLoGgY 'friends' they are precious and dear to my heart. they have added sooo much to my life, they inspire me, touch my heart, and help me to feel connected beyond this little town. so, thank YOU for inspiring me and making my world more colorful!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Staci! Awesome reminder to us all. I loved seeing the pics of you and Brady! I can't wait to meet that precious boy in person. Have a GREAT week friend!


the other Stacey Danford

lori vliegen said...

congrats on your one year bloggyversary!! i wish i could tell you how much i look forward to my visits to your blog! you have inspired me in ways that you'll never know......mainly because you're authentic, staci....the real deal....and i truly appreciate that about you!! thanks SO much for sharing your life's stories, your beautiful photographs, and your gorgeous positive spirit with us! many blessings, sweet one!
hugs, :))

Michelle said...

What a great post of the benefits of being a blogger!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi! Your blog is adorable!

sara's art house said...

I LOVE this post! Beautiful photos and even better words!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

You said it!! Your post is an exact description of how I feel about the blog world. Perfect post!!