Monday, March 26, 2012

....blog, you are two......

.....just stopping by for a quick sentiment to you, beloved blog.....

.....Happy birthday.....today you are two......and for 24 months, I have come to you to sit down and reflect on the minutes of my life that add up to one big day, week, month or year.....and I occasionally return to reflect on days passed and many times sit in awe remembering the littleness of my quickly growing family......

....you have been a treasure, blog.....a true archive to preserve for my family.....

....above all things, blog, you are my one and only.....you are the only thing, besides Stefan, who truly belongs to me.....as mommas, we all share everything with our children and our husbands.......and although I share what I write with our friends and family who choose to read you, when I sit down to document my thoughts, it is just you and me.....I can write what I want, reflect how I want and create memories through the pictures I choose to use.....you are my creative place and my sense of accomplishment in archiving the effort, work and love I strive to give my family.....

.....as much as I love giving, it feels good to arrive here and do as I please.....so thank you for that, blog.....you keep me grounded, help me to be more grateful, more thankful and more reflective......you truly keep me sane and give me quiet time in the evening to arrive and just be.....

.....so to honor your past year, here is a quick glimpse of all the looks you donned over the last twelve months.....





.....here's to another year of you and me, blog.....thank you.

4 comments :

nikki said...

Congrats on 2 years! I always call my blog my somewhat censored journal. It does give me a chance to reflect about things. I can't put in everything, but it sure does diminish the guilt I feel about not doing baby books or photo albums for the kids.

The Pepperrific Life said...

Happy blogging anniversary to you! More years to come :)

Angele Leinbach said...

This post being about your blog and all seems like as good an opportunity as any to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You have such a beautiful way with words. While your details are specific to your family and circumstances, the overall sentiment and feelings are true to any mom, any woman. I look at my kids, my life's events and feel just as your words describe, love indescribable and blessed beyond measure. Truth be told, I often want to "copy and paste" :) because I can so identify, yet your write it with such eloquence. You have a beautiful gift! So, just thought I'd let you know I've been reading. It's nice to see how your family is doing. They are beautiful!

Praying for God's continued blessings on you and your family,
Angele Leinbach (Dawn's cousin)

Tracy Balderach said...

Angele-
So great to hear from you! Thank you for your sweet comments and for your insight. I think many Mommas feel the same way about so many things which is why it's always been encouraging for me to read other blogs! And to hear comments from other Mommas, so thank you for taking time to send me a note! I keep up with you through Dawn and have seen pics of your kids on FB. They are so sweet and you are right- you have truly been blessed! Thanks for your comments. It was so nice to hear from you after all these years! Much love, Tracy