Thursday, October 4, 2012

....And Some Days I Get Mushy. Oh Wait, What Else Is New?

I decided to write this post after a blog I have followed for almost as long as I have been blogging mentioned me on her blog. See the mention that made my eyes water. OK, who am I kidding? I straight up had tears fall down my face. Thank you Ruthy Ann. Go and check out her blog too! She just had a beautiful daughter named Parker. Tell me Parker is not the most amazing name for a little girl.

Blogging is incredible because you make actual friendships. Friendships that even you can’t understand. But you make them. You get to follow people who you feel have something in common with you, are going through the same experience as you are and etc.

When this person is upset you feel for them even though you’ve never met. You pray for them, you email back and forth to make sure they are OK. This in turn leads into deep conversations which soon turn into a friendship.

Sometimes you are even told a secret that people in their real lives don’t even know about, because they trust that you won’t be able to tell their secret to anyone they actually know.

Blogging is like Match.com but for finding friendships.

Not only are you making friendships but you are following a journey. Their journeys.

When I first started blogging I had just gotten married so I was following newly married women as well. I wanted to see how other new wives were transitioning in their new titles. In November, I’ll be married 3 years so many of these women have been married for the same amount of time, give or take a few years.

I’ve seen these women during their wedding planning, their wedding days, their honeymoons, life after marriage and now babies and it makes me feel like I have been invited into this elite group of women’s lives.

The day I decided that I needed an outlet was one of the best decisions of my life.

I just want to say thank you to every one of you who have welcomed me into their worlds. I thank you for your comments and your encouragement. I thank you for the times that you have taken a moment out of your day to say a prayer for me. I thank you for the laughs that many of you have given me on a daily basis. I thank you for the inspiration. I thank you for the recipes that make Sean think that I am the best cook ever. I thank you for posting the coupon code that allowed me to get something at a deal, because we all know how important it is to get a great item for a steal!

I thank you for just being here. You have made my blogging experience worth much, much more than I ever thought it could possibly be.

And because we all know a post is not complete without a picture, I might as well use one of my wedding pictures as an excuse to share yet another wedding picture.


xoxo.

28 comments:

THE mom said...

Blogging IS like match.com! You don't read or follow someone if you share no common interests.
I have made some honest fiends through blogging and open you and a couple others in real life...but not at a conference. Just hanging out.
I feel so honored that these women and a couple men share my life with me and I can share theirs with them. Laugh and cry together and we've never actually met in real life. I can't wait for that day!
Hey maybe we can meet for some rugby ;-)

Michelle said...

Love it!!!!! So true. :)

The Pink Growl said...

I LOVE my group of friends I've met through blogging. It's such a good connection we have. I talk about them like I know them in real life and I don't!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Aw, I feel the same way! Right back at ya!

Monique said...

Faith, I love when you get all sappy. I also love that you constantly give thanks. It's so important. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and cheers to 3 years of wedded bliss.

Kirsten Wiemer said...

blogging like match.com never thought about it like that. but really it is. you are such a wonderful person. you always make me feel like i need to be better at giving thanks and i do, so thanks for that! love that photo and i'm excited for your trip to vegas :)

K

Lacey said...

Hey that is a perfect analogy! It totally is like match.com but for friendships. I agree with everything you said!

Katie said...

i totally agree! blogging has honestly been one of the best blessings this last year!!

Mrs. V said...

I 100% agree! I'm glad I found you and your blog. I love reading about other women who are around my age.

Jin said...

your blog is my favorite Faith....you seem to be extremely down to earth and sweet.
cute wedding pic!

Makaila said...

You summed it all up, perfectly. When I started blogging, I had no idea what kind of a community could be found. Well said Faith. And Thank You for being such a great friend and light in the blogging community!

Tami said...

I love that you are the keeper of my most precious secrets. And I yours. xo

YeamieWaffles said...

I have to agree with this post so much Faith, blogging really has shocked me in the amount of quality relationships I've formed since I started, it's really been awesome, love this post.

Morgan said...

Great post - I totally agree with you :)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

This is so incredibly true! When I started my blog, I had no idea the profound effect it would have on my life. You really get to know and care about your blogger friends...even though you've never met in person.
Blogging IS like Match.com for friendships! That is so true!
Well said! :)
I'm glad to have a friend like you! :)

Becky [Apples of Gold] said...

Love this post, and it's so so true!! You said it better than I ever have...blogging is an awesome thing.

Brittany said...

Awwww Faith!! I'm SO happy for Ruthy too...Parker Penny is a doll. And I'm so thankful for you and our blogging-friendship...your comments are always the very sweetest and totally make my day. I feel like we'd be bff's in "real life" :). Love that. Love the picture of you two, too...y'all took the best wedding pictures!

ruthy ann said...

Well now you are making me tear up! You are seriously the sweetest! I meant what I said-- your love and heart just exudes through your blog! Xo

lori said...

there is so much truth in this post... i am so thankful for the blog friends, its amazing how close you can be to people you have never officially met.

and parker is what i hope to name my future daughter. i LOVE it.

openid said...

What a sweet post---I can't help but agree---and I love, love, LOVE that pic of you two!

XOXO
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Pegster said...

I heart mushy Faith :). You are so true about following along the journey and feeling like you are part of their lives. I love your blog and I must say I feel like I actually know you even though we never met. We would totally be great friend in real life but for now I enjoy being blog friends :). I look forward to reading your blog every time I log in. YAY for blog friends.

Nancy said...

You are that person to all of us, Faith! You are the most caring person ~ I feel blessed that we are connected through our blogs. I feel like I have a TRUE friend in you & haven't even met you in person!
So very happy for Ruthy!!!!
Have a good FRIDAY! YAY!

Travel_The_World said...

Awww...now you're going to make me cry!
Have a fab weekend!

Amy said...

Seriously Faith I want to meet you in person one day. You are so sweet, caring and fun! Oh and my sweet Abby wants to meet you too. The three of us could have an awesome girls day out!

Elle to Elle said...

This is why I love you and your blog so much! Very well said Faith!

toi said...

i love, love when you get sappy because i get sappy too, like right now. your words is what i feel every time i manage to blog in the way like blogging and connecting with my tribe.

thank you for sharing your journey with us all :)

Jenna said...

What a fantastic post! I may have teared up reading...just saying.

I am so appreciative to have begun blogging. I agree with absolutely everything you've written here. It's incredible the friendships we are able to form with women we've never met and may never meet.

Carolyn said...

I LOVE THIS POST! So sweet. It's like a red velvet cupcake with the best cream cheese frosting ever kind of sweet. And I mean that in the best way. :)

In all seriousness though... the blog world is amazing! I love all my friends I've made through my little internet home, and you're definitely one of them!!!