|My Niece Amanda and her Mom my sister Deanna :-)|
From my time spent I learned so much about the opportunity and responsibility I have to reach so many through my blog, hopefully in a way that glorifies God and not SELF! There are currently over a million blogs and to think out of all those to choose from...some of you are following mine! What an honor to be read at all, I hope that you have seen God in my blogs. He is in me and I want so very much for what I write to reflect that.
I learned that by being real, sharing what I am really about, flaws, fears, difficulties,victories, my sadness and my joy I am quite possibly connecting with someone experiencing a like experience. We are helping each other, often not being aware we are doing so. I was so surprised how many women had lost children yesterday and how blogging was initially started by them as a form of therapy, led them to other women who had lost children and they have therefore helped each other through a pain completely unimaginable by me. Those that shared this spoke of how much it has helped to blog through this pain as well as reading the blogs of those that could relate to a loss so great as their own while in their healing place.
Many share their crafts, recipes even DIY ideas which have led to incomes, fund raising etc.... It's amazing to think of all the connections we are making all over the globe! One speaker brought to our attention the thought of .....what would our Great Grandmothers have thought of the freedom we now have to say all we now want to say as women? Compared to their time when women really weren't to have much to say at all? They would likely tell us what a great opportunity we have and to use it wisely! Help each other out!
So you may not believe you have much to say, but what you do say is reaching many people. Your sharing with others can be a form of encouragement, sharing your experience may provide some clarity, wisdom, uplifting, comfort, or bringing a smile or a laugh to one that needed it. Reaching out to and connecting with another who is having or has had a same life experience. So I have a responsibility to say it well, to be my authentic self and most importantly keeping in mind the opportunity for others to see God in my writing and I hope you do.
I hope you will all check out Blog Sugar and maybe I'll see you next year at the conference!
This is what echos from my heart today......