Blogging

A Year Ago

Point & ClickOne year ago today, I clicked “Publish” on my first post for this site. Before that day, I had been thinking about starting a blog like this for a while, but like I’m sure many of you have felt, I honestly didn’t think anyone would read it. Moreover, I didn’t know how much time I could really commit to writing. Was this going to be just another project I couldn’t finish? So, imagine my delight when I realized that this little piece of cyberspace actually reached its first anniversary!

I have wrestled with so many things, especially in the area of parenting my son, Gabriel. And I needed a place to write down what God was teaching me, not only through Gabriel but through other people and circumstances in my life. Prone to forgetfulness, writing has helped me to remember God’s Word better. It has caused me to think more deeply about what was happening in my life as part of God’s providential plan to bring glory to His name. In short, The Lord has been showing me it’s not all about me.

I could’ve just written all this down in a personal journal, but The Lord has placed in my heart a desire to share His lessons with others. They are not mine to keep and hide away anyway. Through blogging, God has provided another instrument to use for the exaltation of Jesus Christ.

I know not everyone who comes by and reads this blog is a mother of a child with special needs or even a parent or a Christian. But for whatever reason, you came. I believe God brought you here. I have prayed for you, not by name, but I have asked The Lord to use this site for His glory and bring whoever He wills. From the very beginning, it has been my hope that others would read, not merely stories and testimonies of a mother and her child, but an account of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love.

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”  (Psalm 115:1)

 

(Photo credit: PaT)

26 thoughts on “A Year Ago”

    1. I’ve been blessed by you too! I wanted to tell you something funny. My daughter was watching me check my email, and noticed your picture on one of the wordpress comment emails. She asked me who you were and said, “I think I know her. I saw her at church.” πŸ™‚

  1. Congratulations! I am very blessed by your blog and your honesty and transparency in sharing some of the most vulnerable parts of your heart! Thank you for sharing your struggle and your story and encouraging all of us in the process. May God continue using your voice and your words to bring Him glory!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I suppose there’s always a level of risk when we share a part of ourselves with others, but then we find it wasn’t a risk at all when Christ is glorified in the end. Be blessed!

  2. You always bless me with your posts. The lessons you share go so much farther than your own heart. They have settled in my heart as well, not precisely as they have taught you, but God has used them nonetheless. I am looking forward to heaven, when time and space won’t be an issue and we can share how God has used all of our struggles for His glory and made it all work together for good! You are much appreciated, sister!

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