Another 5 for 5!
I came here more than 2 years ago to share my thoughts. To put down my words for friends and family. Like so many others, the ones that I love span the country. We don’t see each other often but we enjoy keeping up. What better way to share our lives than with my words.
For a long time I wrote only for me. My mom and my honey joined in on the reading. Perhaps even a friend or two. Mostly my little home on the world wide web was a journal for me to keep. A detailed telling of the lives of the most special people in my world.
Slowly, over a great deal of time, I gained a small following. People I’ve never met have come to care about our little piece of the universe. They ask after my children. They send virtual hugs that mean more than they can imagine.
And now my words are here for you. More people I’ve never met. More people for me to respect and be inspired by.
I’m always nervous to share my words with someone new. I’m worried that I won’t make the grade. That you will read what I’ve put to paper and think me inferior.
And then I remember.
My words are put here for me.
Sometimes you enjoy them and they speak to you. Sometimes the comment love is overwhelming.
Occasionally the words strike out and I get hateful comments. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I like that I can delete words that hurt. This place I’ve created is meant for love, for healing, for support. I will not ever intentionally hurt anyone here and I expect the same from those who visit.
In creating this 5 for 5, Momalom has given me an opportunity to read your words. To learn about you, from you. To contemplate new styles. To grow as the writer I hope to someday be.
Words can be amazing.
Even when they aren’t… the words are mine.