Sunday, November 18, 2012

1,001

Dear blog, 

Apparently that last post of mine was my one thousandth post. 

One thousand thoughts. One thousand events. One thousand stories of my last almost six years. 

And I didn't even thank you!

You, dear blog, have been such a blessing in my life - a way to attempt to clear my thoughts, to vent my frustrations, to celebrate my accomplishments and to record my life. You have connected me to family and friends from my past and to complete strangers. 

For some reason, when I write on you, I feel like I can complete my thoughts and I usually end up in a happy place. When I speak, I just go around in circles. When I write on you, I can attend to my introvert needs and relax with my hair up and glasses on while wearing my jammies. When I speak, I have to practice my extrovert skills and that just makes me tired. When I write on you, I relax as the thoughts are pulled out of my brain and onto the screen. When I speak, my brain is jumbled and jumbled brains hurt. 

So, dear blog, thank you. Thank you for helping me to complete my thoughts and end up in a happy place. 

Thank you for connecting me with family, friends and strangers. 

Thank you for helping me share my own little stories. 

Thank you for helping me relax and un-jumble my tired brain.

Thank you, one thousand times over. 

Love, 
Me

p.s. Wouldn't you like to know who is reading you? Me too. Those readers should leave a comment and maybe, in honor of 1,001, I'll pick a number and send a prize.  

p.p.s. I know you need a makeover. It's been a few years. A new look is hopefully forthcoming in the next few months. 

21 comments:

Kim said...

I'm procrastinating cleaning my room and figured I'd catch up on blogs:). I read yours regularly. I feel exactly how you do about writing--it helps me complete my thoughts and make sense of things a lot more easily than if I just thought about them. I'm glad you guys are doing well:). And Leah and Kate are darling.

laska said...

I love reading your blog! Every time I open my reeder app I have a huge smile on my face when I see that you have a new blog post! The girls are absolutely adorable!!

Eevi said...

I love your blog. I barely know you but I read each one of your posts since they come on my blog roll and I find your writing comforting and inspiriting. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Amy said...

and what a truly great writer you are. Thank you for writing on here! I can relate to these thoughts entirely. when i talk - big jumbled mess of thoughts that leave me wondering how I ever make (and keep!) friends. But when I write - it all comes together. i wish everyone knew me by the things that I write, not what i say. :) happy 1,000.

Tanis said...

I love reading about your sweet little family Maren! I love Leah so much without ever meeting her!! I feel like her and Melia are destined to be friends... they just have to meet first :)

Shannon said...

I'm really, really impressed with your 1,001 posts. I'm on 499. You are amazing. Happy 1,000 posts!
p.s. I had a dream the other night that I got to see you and Kate and Liv got to meet and have a play date. loved it. our family moved out of nh in july (boo! we even had airline tickets booked to go there in Sept...thus our Portland trip was born), but i'm crossing my fingers that come this summer, we'll meet up again under the great ca sky.

Courtney said...

I'm with you on the writing vs. speaking thing. I love reading your blog!
(btw thanks for the gravy tip-- I would totally have used all the drippings!)

lmackay32 said...

I LOVE your blog, I read every single post :)

Kelli Marshall said...

ooh ooh.. dear, blog.. i KNOW you know i am your most faithful follower and that i love your author the most.. perhaps that means i should be a lucky winner:) Love you mare, and your blog.. glad there is SOMETHING that can make me feel like i'm am there with you:)

kjerstie said...

Ok, confession time-I am an avid reader of your blog! It's just so fun to still keep in touch with my wonderful yw's teacher and her family. Your blog and some others from yw's inspired me to even start blogging! keep it up! :)
~kjerstie o.

Marcy said...

I think blogs were totally invented for introverts like us. =) Happy 1,000 posts, and many more!

Ben & Eva Pearson said...

I LOVE reading your blog!

Bryan and Haylie said...

Thank you, dear Maren, for starting this blog 1000 posts ago, and choosing to share your ever eloquently expressed touching tales and fabulous photos. I look forward to reading about your next thousand adventures.

Catriona said...

I love your blog too. Love your way with words and your pictures. And if you make me feel vaguely inadequate domestically and organisationally, well, I forgive you. Thank you for posting - please keep going! xx

Jayne said...

I've recently discovered your blog - am reading from Tasmania, Australia. We have 3 girls, our oldest Jess is 11 and has Rett Syndrome. Love reading about your girls! Thanks, Jayne.

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Maren B said...

I read your blog semi-regularly. We weren't ever really friends, so I'm not sure why, except that I like your writing. It reminds me of me, except better. Your name reminds me of me, too, so maybe that's part of it :).

Josh and Juli said...

I also read your blog regularly, because you inspire me and I love your writing and your willingness to share. I am a friend of some of Ryan's friends from high school (the Madrigral ones, mostly). I didn't personally know Ryan, but I am hooked to your blog and your story and pray for your sweet Leah!

Michelle said...

so i'm not leaving a comment to get a prize ...but I am leaving one cause this made me cry. I seriously wish that I had the ability to write the way that you do. It is an amazing gift that you have. You're eloquent. love ya lady. Happy 1001! (That's insane, you know that right?! )

slopfam said...

Maren - I love reading your blog! I don't know if you remember me...Richard is my uncle. We had a Thanksgiving togehter or maybe it was two. I can't remember. I have been following your blog for several months now. You are such a great writer and are inspiring on so many levels. It has been enjoyable to follow your cute family. ~Heather

Rob and Marseille said...

love your blog maren! (and your writing!)