Two years ago today, I blogged my first post, ever. I seriously can't believe it's been that long. I can't even believe it's been one year since my first blogoversary. My, how time flies.
As I blow out my little "2" candle, I'm realizing how much I truly appreciate this blog. I'm really glad that I have it and keep up with it. I don't know how it is from the other end as a reader, but as the writer, I have a lot of fun chronicling our life and putting Mehaffey anecdotes down "on paper." I like sharing our events and adventures with friends and family, and it's fun for me to later look back at the posts and pictures and remember them fondly.
I feel like this blog has helped me to better appreciate the simple things that make up our life. It has helped me to step back and look at who we are and what we're about. It has provided an avenue for me to kind of view our life from the outside looking in. And it has encouraged me to make a point to do things that are more "blog worthy," which is to say, being purposeful about spending time doing things that are worth making memories of, worth telling stories about.
I'm not sure how long I'll author Beyond Blessed. I'm not sure I realized when I first started it that I'd even keep it up for two years. But I definitely don't have any intentions of abandoning my online scrapbook anytime soon. Over the past 24 months, it has become part of who I am. Part of my Story. Definitely part of how I tell my Story.
No matter how long I add to this Mehaffey Chronicle, or how often I post a new entry, I'll never stop being Beyond Blessed. Even though not everything is always peachy keen, and we have our own struggles and trials and valleys and failures (regardless of whether or not those make it onto the blog), I will never forget that I'm blessed beyond measure. My husband and my family and my friends and my dog (what?) will always be blessings to me. And I know that every blessing comes from my Father Above. Even the blessing of this blog and the relationships it has helped me build.
I pray I'll never forget that; that I'll never stop thanking Him and praising His Name. God is so good, and I am Beyond Blessed.