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