Monday, September 13, 2010

#Back2Blogging Kick Off-Day 1

I decided that I needed to be up for this challenge, so I joined in on Get Back to Blogging & Jump Start Your Blog !!  It is to help us with our blogging and hopefully improve my blog too! Here are the daily topics for this week:

Monday, September 13: Re-upload the first post you ever wrote on your blog. If interested, re-write that post, showing us a before and after look at the piece.
Tuesday, September 14: Re-upload a post you wish more people had read and explain why it was important to you.
Wednesday, September 15: Re-upload a post with a title that you are particularly proud of and explain why.
Thursday, September 16: Write a new post about a woman who inspires you.  (As an example, you can see Mama Kat’s recent Women Who Inspire post here.)
Friday, September 17: As your last assignment to jump start your return to blogging, write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?

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So for today's challenge I need to upload my first post. I just started blogging in August, so that was easy to find! Here it is, 08/28/2010:

Today I have been looking at old pictures and photo albums of my kids. We are a blended family with 5 sons, my husband with 2 and I with 3.  They grew up so fast, it seems like yesterday I was holding them in my arms coming home from the hospital.
 Matt, Andrew and Chris in 1992

Chris, Andrew and Matt NYC August 2010

We recently became empty nesters when our youngest graduated from High School. He was planning on going to our State University, so I thought I had some more time with him! He decided that he was going to move with his brother and sister in law in NYC and join the Navy! I had 10 days to digest the news. It was really difficult at times to look at him and not cry!

As I was flipping through the pages of the albums, I kept wondering if I had been there for them each time they needed me, or had I missed out on something important? Was I a good mom? Did I...., I could go on and on. I think as moms we are always second guessing our choices when it comes to our children. Working nights as a nurse for so many years, I know I was tired many a day.  Try as I did, I also know I was cranky at times with only 1 hour of sleep.

I realized we do the best we can at the time. I have to believe that! The answer to my doubts is when I look at the great men they have become. God is great, we may be reminded of our faults but also of our greatest achievements! May you recognize your achievements too!! Until next time~

If I were to write this one over, I would elaborate more and include more pictures to add more interest. The day I wrote this, I was feeling pretty emotional and couldn't stop crying, so I cut it short! I have a lot to learn but I am looking forward to this week and thanks again for the opportunity The SITS Girls Rock! ~Lisa


  1. oh had me choked up! I have two little boys 4 and 21 months and the thought of them growing up like your boys and looking back at where they are now at this moment in time...makes me want to just savor every moment with them. Thank you for sharing! Saw you on Mckmama's blog frog! Wanted to say hi! ~Kimberly

  2. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  3. Hi Kimberly, Thank you for your comment. It sure flew by fast. Yes, enjoy every second with them! Your babies are adorable, love the Queen and Princess too!! I am now your newest follower! Lisa

  4. Hi again! I'm now following your very lovely blog.

    Happy Tuesday!

  5. Hi Veronica Lee! Thank you for visiting and commenting!~ I love MBC too. I just went to your blog of Mice and raMEN great blog and love the background! You have a blessed day too! Lisa

  6. Hmmm, I need to do that blogging exercise as well. I'm going to go check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm excited to follow you now!

  7. Love your blog! I am following you back from MBC! Love the Get Back to Blogging & Jump-Start Your Blog challenge!

  8. Hi Heather! I hope you were able to check out the #Back2Blogging event. It has been fun. Thanks for popping in to say hello! I have your button on my blog if you hadn't noticed!

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  10. Hi Anna! I just followed both your blogs! Yes, the challenge has been fun. It isn't too late to join in and you get a chance to win Thelma and Louise!! Take care and thanks for stopping by~Lisa


Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

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