Friday, January 16, 2009


I hit 5,000 hits today - yippee! This is not nearly as much as some ---some get this many hits a day, but I didn't start this blog for the "hits". I started it mostly for my kids. I want to be able to have something for them to read someday of what our life was like when they were young. I also did it so I wouldn't forget our journey thru this season of life! Sometimes in the "craziness" of life, you forget the cute sayings, the struggles, the joys, etc.

A few years ago when my mom's mom passed away, she was able to get some of her dad's things. There were sermon notes (he was a pastor) and a journal and it was so interesting to read what he had written in his own voice. It makes the stories come alive so much more than just basic history of dates, etc. I want my kids and grandkids to know what their mom felt about things. I want them to know my heart and I want them to learn from my struggles. I want them to do better in life than I've done, but mostly I want them to love Jesus and love others.

And hopefully reading some of this will bring back wonderful memories of their childhood. And some of it will probably have them saying, "huh?"

So, 5000 hits - yippee, but thoughts for my kiddos - priceless.

My friend Becky wrote a beautiful tribute to her husband yesterday. It speaks volumes of their priorities and you can read it here. It brought tears to my eyes.


Becky said...

Thanks Jennie! You are precious!
I'm going to order my first Blog Book now that I've gotten paid since Christmas....:o) I'll let you know what I think.
I too want to preserve mine for my kids!
I love reading your blog! I might be half of those 5K! :o)

Jenn Greeley said...

Yay Jennie!