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This isn't the first time I've dipped my toe into the bottomless pond of the blogosphere.  I once dabbled with a personal blog.  It was mainly just a forum me to ramble on about ... stuff.  Nothing in particular, just a virtual chatfest with me, myself and I!  And while it wasn't dreadful (or so I'm told) it wasn't earning its keep.  I didn't know why I was doing it.

I don't have a passion to share with the world {I'm looking at you, Ruth! And you, Jen!}.

I lack the courage {and the genius} to tell my story like Eden does so beautifully.

Ashley's quest to bring her youngest daughter home leaves me with my heart in my mouth every week.  

And I just can't match Kirsty's storytelling artistry {who can?!}.

Those blogs, and so many more like them, are places I visit in order to sit at the feet of their authors and simply learn. Soak it all in. It's a privilege.

However, there are other bloggers who write about their life in a way that makes me feel as though I could plonk on their couch with a cuppa {that I made for myself in their kitchen, mind you} and join in their banter without missing a beat.  Katherine cracks me up every single day with her dry wit and Katrina could just as well be shivering on the soccer sidelines with me every Saturday morning.  I'm a huge stickybeak and I love peeking into their lives!  It's quite a skill to make the everyday so extraordinary.

Which brings me to Sarah.  Her blog, Memories on Clover Lane, is my go-to blog when I'm feeling stressed or anxious or unsure about what to do next as a mum.  With her eldest having just graduated from high school, her youngest due to arrive in a few weeks {and four others in between!} Sarah reminds me every day about what matters most to me.   She shows me what I'm headed for in the near future, and she reminds me about what has passed, gone forever.

Sarah writes "I know that what all those beautiful grandmas with tears in their eyes say to me in the grocery store is true...it goes too fast." 

So here we are at tiny trifles.  And as much as I like you, dear reader, it's not for you.  It's for me, for my husband, and for our children.  It's our imperfect, mundane, and downright daggy story!  I neither expect nor desire a slew of devoted followers.  I'm simply hoping that this blog will be a way of keeping us true to ourselves in a world that demands so much.

And the final word goes to Kelly.  I 'met' Kelly on Twitter only recently and I knew she was my kind of person when I read these words on her blog header: "a beautiful life. a happy life. a life less frantic."  Like so many other families, that's what we're aiming for!  Kelly gave me a nudge to get my blog on, so please feel free drop her a line if the outcome is less than satisfactory, ha!

7 comments:

  1. LOL - I am more than happy to take full responsibility if your blog bombs. Because it's just not gonna happen :)

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    1. Bahaha we shall see!!!

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  2. Actually you do have a Passion. your family. xxx

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    1. Oh you've brought a tear to my eye! Thank you, that is just perfect. Sometimes we need help to see what's right in front of us! xxx

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    2. wotisunique2:02 PM

      There needs to be a 'like' button. GourmetGirlfriend - you've hit the nail on the head!

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  3. I didn't know you did this! It's beautiful. Love the name, what the kids and husband said and the lovely look and blue colour. Happy trifling!

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    1. Oh thank you lovely lady! It's been heaps of fun getting it going. Such a great way to hang with the family :)

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