Monday, April 21, 2008

Moving On

As you may be able to imagine, these have been some emotional days for me. Brian and I were talking and we were honestly surprised by the amount of ruckus caused by my post last week. Correspondence has occurred both on and off the blog, most of it good, though some very troubling. For the most part we have been able to come to an understanding with those close to us. I have been touched by the kindness and understanding expressed to me by so many, and alternately, hurt by the lack of understanding by one.

I do apologize to anyone who had their feelings hurt by me writing about how I felt, and what my reactions and fears in a given situation are. It was never my intent to hurt anyone or question anyone else's views or motives, but rather to write about how I was affected. However, I make no apology for feeling how I do. It is where I am.

Due to this unintended uproar I have even considered just how open and honest I want to continue to be here. I've considered starting a second, much more private, blog with a limited, specific readership. And I've decided against it. At this time, anyhow. I've also decided to keep blogging the way I always have . . . with as much honesty and sensitivity as I can. I have never used this space to condemn others or to spread lies. I make it a policy never to discuss matters of national security, and I don't write about things that are somebody else's personal business. Yes, I have used this space to voice personal thoughts and feelings, but not private thoughts and feelings that I don't want anyone to know. I use this space for everything from our mundane day to day happenings to our hopes and fears, joys and sorrows. And I'll continue to do so. Anyone who doesn't like it simply doesn't have to read. That said, I hope you'll all stay with me as I really enjoy the company!


  1. Totally get where you are coming from, and glad you are going to keep blogging.

  2. I have a bit of catching up to do on your blog...but I am also glad that you are keepiing the blog up.

  3. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Good for you. I think it is a great outlet and way to voice your feelings and concerns. As you said "people don't have to read it." I for one enjoy it because it gives me something to look forward to every few days. Also a great incentive is your side things (?). Your countdowns and polls and things are great. You have inspired me to start exercising and it makes me feel like I am working out with someone even though we are thousands of miles apart. Thanks.

    Laurie D.

  4. Remember its your blog. Think of it as if you were a news writer or tv show person, you would write your blog for others to read your thoughts and ideas. If anyone doesnt want to read, they dont have to. I love your blog. And alot of other blogs, they help me think outside my small world, They help me have more compassion for what others are going through at this moment, when I dont get out of the house very often with two little ones. Thanks and keep it up. You were one of my first blogs I read and I sent your grandma a birthday card, I was so excited to be a part of something adultish.

  5. I like the fact that you are "honest" and "thoughtful" and "speak from your heart" and "say it like it is" and so many more things. I agree completely, if you have readers that don't like it; stop reading. That said; I'm your friend for life and a reader of your blog and I like it like that. BTW - WTG on the weight loss! Much love...

  6. I love your blog and am glad you are keeping it up.

    Yeah for spring!

  7. I ditto all above commetns! you blog away - you are allowed to blog about whatever you want to and have feelings about whatever you so wish!

    Keep it up!

  8. I'm here and will stay here! I am sorry for all that you've been through in the past few days. I am really glad that no one that I know actually reads my blog (at least, I hope). I have kept it that way on purpose, although I do wonder if someone will accidentally stumble upon it someday. There are more than a few posts that would probably cause some trouble.

    Anyway, I am glad that you are staying, because I CAN'T WAIT for you to bring your baby home! It is going to be one of the happiest days of my life just to share in a small fraction of that miracle!

  9. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Hey, It's Danicka.

    I agree. If people don't like it they don't have to read it. Your not MAKING people read your blog :) ANyway, now that I've added my two cents... I'm spent ;)