Saturday, May 31, 2008

My blog is 4 years old

 
When I started this blog four years ago, on May 2, 2004, I never could have imagined what lay ahead for me.  I have experienced so many blessings, so many benefits.
 
I suppose the first blessing was that writing began to draw me out of myself.  You see, I used to be very, very shy.  That's right, me!  I almost never shared anything of myself with anybody, not even my family.  I was so closed up.  My Dad still asks me how I blog the way I do, and I tell him I don't know!
 
I guess the next benefit I obtained was that I received a little confidence from learning a few computer skills.  Imagine, I had never used a PC up until that point in my life!  When I saw I could do it, it felt good! 
 
Next came meeting other bloggers online.  Some giving, some funny, some fabulous, some intelligent.  Some all of the above.  Wow.  I became fast friends with a lot of new people.  Really special people.
 
I wanted to stop for a minute and mention a pet peeve of mine.  I hate it when people say, "I have my real friends, and then I have my online friends.  I love my online friends as much as I love my real friends."
 
Well, that's nonsense!  Online friends ARE real.  What do these people think online friends are?  Fake?  Not real people?  They are people!  Just because you can't see them everyday, doesn't make them any less real!  They are flesh and blood people, LOL.
 
These are bloggers I spend my time with.  We read each other's blogs and leave comments.  We email.  Sometimes we IM.  Some I have even talked with on the phone or exchanged snail mail with.  But that doesn't matter, whether I have talked with you on the phone, or not.  Each of you are very real, and you know you are!  And each of you is SO precious!  Okay, enough of the rant!
 
Okay, I need to rap it up soon, but I want to say that the most special thing about you all is what I have received from you.  I have received friendship, comfort, and support. 
 
I won't ever forget about the two or so years when John was going through the bone marrow transplant, and the complications afterwards.  I won't forget about the cards and letters that came in for him and me.  EVER.  For those of you who sent, you know who you are.  John and I will NEVER forget.  He will never forget the presents you sent him, so that he could have a good stay in the hospital and make it through his bone marrow transplant.  Items poured in.  He was so humbled.  He had what he needed.  He took it all with him.  Some of the things were practical, some were sentimental.  Each thing, and each card meant more to him than you will ever know. 
 
And still, even after the bone marrow transplant was over the cards came for a couple of years, from all over the world, while John was recuperating in the hospital.  All I can say is, you all are the best.  
 
There is so much more I can say, so much I left out.  But for now I'll just end with this ~~~
 
Thank you all for being part of my blogging experience.  And that includes you also, my dear new readers.
 
Love you all,
 
Krissy :)

37 comments:

  1. sugarsweet0565/31/2008 7:33 PM

    Congrats to your blog!!! And to you.  ;)
    Hugs,
    Sugar

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  2. oh Krissy, this was such a touching entry; it brought tears to my eyes, especially the part about how much support this blog has been through the trials of John's bone marrow transplant and other events in your lives; its a privilege to be called your friend :)

    Happy Anniversary Dear Blog!!

    betty

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  3. Habby Birthday to you on your blogging. I feel like I have meet some of the bloggers myself. Formed some good friendships. People are always ready to send up prayers for me and my family when I ask for them. A great bunch of people are on here. Hugs, Helen

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  4. Great entry Krissy.  So many things have happened since you started.  We've seen God at work in you & John's lives BIG TIME !!   Your journal has been a bleesing to all who've followed it.
    Happy Blog-a-versary  Linda in WA

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  5. Congrats and Happy Birthday to your Blog turning 4yo. How awesome is that? It is so great to make friends with people around the world that you would never have known had it not been for journals. People that don't come here don't understand the closeness you feel to someone that you read their deepest secrets and fears and can still say that you love and support that person without knowing them face to face. Unless you're here you don't understand that kind of friendship.
    Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

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  6. 4 years old!  It just seems like not that long ago, doesn't it?!

    Happy Blog-day!!

    ~Amy

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  7. Happy 4th Blogging Aniversary!!
    Missie

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  8. Happy 4th Blogging Aniversary!!!!

    Sharon

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  9. Krissy, Don't you ever forget that you are loved.  That both you & John are important to me. We may never get to meet in person, but I couldn't love you more if we did. Merry

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  10. I wouldnt have it any other way

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  11. Krissy, I totally agree with your about on-line friends.  I am blessed to know of you and a bunch of other great people. whom I will probably never see.  Minds, hearts and spirits are what make friendships anyway.
                                                                                    DB
                                                                               The Vagabond

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  12. I never would have guessed you to be a shy person. You are so sincere and completely open in your e-mails, blogs, etc. Anyhow...Happy Blogaversary!

    ~Marie~

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  13. Happy Birthday to your journal!!!
    Linda :)

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  14. Well happy birthday to your journal.  I trust you will be keeping up with this for years to come.

    Greg

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  15. preciousone256/01/2008 12:28 AM

    What a wonderful entry.... you are a wonderful part of J-land, and I know how lucky I am to have you here... I have not forgotten that you were a big help to me when I needed help here... thank you!!  Here's to many more years of blogging and friendship!!!

    Joann

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  16. what a wonderful  entry my friend...i want to say even with all that krissy has been thru ..she has always seemed to have time to be a back bone for me...letting me cry on her shoulder ..letting me vent to her when i was at my darkest place..and even just being  there  giving me support.. so here is to u my friend ..THANKS A MILLION...dont know if i would have made it on those darkest times

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  17. ally1231305859186/01/2008 5:54 AM

    Happy 4th Birthday to your Blog Krissy ~ Ally x

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  18. This is a testament of love and beauty which you so exemplify- Love and more birthdays and anniversaries coming to celebrate! Love, Dannelle

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  19. rdautumnsage6/01/2008 9:30 AM

    I for one am more than delighted to have made your acquaintance and to call you friend. Congratulations on 4 years of wisdom and love you have shared with everyone else here on this journey. May you have many, many more to come. (Hugs) Indigo

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  20. Happy Birthday to your blog!!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  21. Well some like you, John, Val and me are more real than others; LOL! Kidding, I think! I sure think of ya'll as real friends! Imagine a shy Krissy?! ;-) I must confess that when I run out of time for journaling and I come back--I read you guys fiirst. True---see how special you are? Ahhhh ;-))))) Blessings, hugs and congrats on the perserverance of 4 years! Deb ;-)

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  22. midwestvintage6/01/2008 11:02 AM

    Congratulations on 4 years of journaling.   I just pinched myself and yes, ouch, I am real also.  Glad to get to know you both.

                   Julie

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  23. cherry2sweet2eat6/01/2008 11:19 AM

    congrats on your 4 years.

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  24. nightmaremom6/01/2008 11:34 AM

    {{{Krissy}}} Congrats on the 4 years.....  I only wish I was with you from day one.
    love ya
    d

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  25. carouselqueen706/01/2008 11:38 AM

    I am nto an outgoing person so journaling is something that helps me express myself and meet people. I concider my online friends , freinds as well. Especially since they are  the only friends I have. ...love, Christine

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  26. Happy anniversary! Tammy

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  27. Happy 4th Anniversay Krissy, how time flies when you are journalling!  I agree that online friends are real friends, just because we can`t see them. We get to know their likes and dislikes, their sense of humour, just like people we see everyday. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx

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  28. Congratulations krissy on 4 years In J-Land. What a fabulous entry. I see you as my friend and I feel honoured to have met you. Love Pam xx

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  29. Congratulations, May you have  many more..As Always Peace

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  30. wonderful entry Krissy, made me feel good-- thank you--I'm glad I've found your journal.
    happy 4th year.
    Gem :-)

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  31. Happy anniversary. I'm relatively new to your journal but I'm a regular now.

    B. x

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  32. A very happy belated anniversary. I think I said that a few entries ago about your wedding anniversary. No matter. AOL is a better place because people like you and John are part of it. Hope we'll blog for four more years plus.
    Jude
    http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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  33. Although a new reader, Happy Anniversary!!
    Nancy

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  34. Happy belated anniversary to your blog :o)  Great entry xx

    Jenny

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

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  35. randlprysock6/04/2008 1:16 AM

    What a beautiful entry Kristina!!!  Congrats on the four year mark!!
    Lisa

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  36. very well said krissy   and how true.  if it werent for my friends on here  i don't know what i would  do.  take care  mort x

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  37. cacklinrosie1016/07/2008 8:31 AM

    Four years?  Wow, Krissy!  Congratulations!  Haha, you are or were shy?  Isn't it amazing what a journal can do for you.  I'm pushing 3 years in October on my original journal; 3 years in December for the graphics one which I use as my main one now.  Blessings to you and John!  Love you, Chris

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