Wow, I really forgot my own blog’s birthday.
In my defense, things have been busy and different this year already, but I was caught off guard today when I was looking through my archives and realized that last year on January 16th, I clicked publish on my first blog post on here.
I wanted this to be a tiny place of encouragement and solidarity on the internet, and I’m glad to say that it has been a place of growth for me, and I hope it has been for you readers as well. I’ve enjoyed every moment of getting to know some of you, even if I have lost touch with a few as life continues to get busier.
Blogging for me has been a way of expressing myself and hopefully reaching out to others in a positive way. My thoughts aren’t always the most eloquent or coherent, but I’m proud of the way this tiny place has collected them, and I’m thankful for the sweet friends I’ve made along the way, I feel like I know so many of y ‘all’s hearts and they are beautiful and wonderful.
I’m grateful for your time, from reading my thoughts on modesty, to listening to my story about how I became a Christian, and taking the time to read some of my more heartfelt posts of this year. You guys are one of the biggest motivations in my writing, thank you.
As we go into the second year of this blog, I won’t ask for your attention. I won’t ask for your follow. I won’t ask for your time in reading my posts. I won’t ask for your interest in the words I string together (mostly ungrammatically). However, if you chose to give me any of those things, I will appreciate it. If you wish to stay and grow with me, I will do my best to make it worth your time.
I have 389 of y’all following me in total. I know it’s not a huge number, but that’s a room full of people, and I’m grateful for each and every one of you.
Dear old readers,
Some of y’all have been following me from the beginning. Some of y’all followed a blog written by a fourteen-year-old girl who loved books and creating stories to escape.
She was bitter at times, she was hurting, and she was lonely and empty deep down.
I am not that girl anymore, please allow me to reintroduce myself:
I’m Grace Marie, there’s no more gray in my life, no more lies caged and hidden by pretty words.
I am loved and I love so many people and things, I hope to tell you about them.
I am enough, because Christ has made me whole, in Him I have found my purpose.
I came on the internet a broken girl, I am now on the internet as a mended woman who is still growing up, but I hope I’m on track to becoming the woman I was made to be.
Life is a journey and if you’ll join me on it, I’ll be happy to have you.
So, dear old friends, do you still want to be my travel buddy through the screen?
Let’s go make a difference today and tomorrow.
Happy Birthday, dear little blog. Here’s to many more years. :))