Thursday, December 31, 2009

aaaaand she's back!

Hi blog friends!

Happy New Year!!

After quite a break that I didn't really mean to take,
I'm ready to revive my blog.

Facebook can kill a blog,
don't ya think?

I post my status and let my friends know
what I'm doing and thinking,
so coming here to elaborate on that
sometimes takes a back seat.

Truth is, I've really missed blogging
so I'm pushing it back up to the
front of my priority list
right behind feeding my family
and playing bejewled blitz,
oh and harvesting my crops on farmville!

2010 brings with it the huge challenge
of my sailor being away from home
for extended periods of time
and you know what that means.

The adolescent sharks will be circling
and mama is on her own!
Melt downs will be inevitable for everyone
and I can't really be held responsible
for the amount of chocolate consumed.
As we face what is sure to be our hardest year and a half yet,
this blog is going to be where I turn to vent,
share, laugh, cry, scream and reminisce.

I'm going to need it and I'm going to need you.

I'm calling 2010 "Operation Lone Ship"
and through my posts you will get a glimpse
at my life....for real.

The good, the bad and the ugly.
By the end of it, you will either love me, hate me,
be surprised, be shocked, be comforted,
find me totally relatable
or totally certifiable,
campaign to have me committed
or commit to walk with me through this.
Either way, I promise I will never lie to you
or candy coat my raw emotions
because I know that someone somewhere
will be feeling what I'm feeling
but just doesn't have the words.
I owe it to her to find them for the two, ten or thousand of us.

A friend once observed that I tend to write myself out of a funk.

That is 100% true.

Writing helps me cope with whatever it is
I'm going through.
It's a way for me to organize my thoughts
so that I can sanely process them.

So, my fresh fruit in the next coming months
may be sour at times,
will probably contain some rather large
and hard to swallow seeds,
will definitely have some sweet spots,
could have a few bruises,
but I can assure you
it will always be freshly picked
from my life among the weeds.


Anonymous said...

God bless you, Becca! I can't imagine being separated for long periods of time from my husband. He was OTR when I was pregnant with our 5th child...but the longest we were apart was a couple of weeks during that time. Here's hoping that there are more of the laughs than the bruises to come :)


Mari said...

I love your blog and more than once have you inspired me to be a better person, a better mother and a better sister. Happy New Year Becca and family! Can't wait to meet you in Spring!! Are you going to be around Mother's Day Weekend?

Michelle said...

Looking forward to it! Sure have missed you in your absence. Looking forward to seeing where life takes you in the coming months!

Chip said...

Good to hear your voice again. And as long as you are talking about sharks circling let me repeat one of my favorite lines from 30 Rock...

"Live every week - like it's Shark Week!"

Cheryl said...

Bring it on Becca. We'll be here.

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

Bring it on...

The Perfect Trio said...

I sure have missed you!!! You were one of my daily stops for a LONG time...and then you were gone.

I'll be doing life solo in 2010 too. AND, I'll be headed to WA in the summer to visit my BF...are you near Yelm??? I'd love for you to do a photoshoot for us!!!!! email me. please.

I'm so glad you're BACK!!


Laura said...

WELCOME BACK BLOG BUDDY!!! (though I'm kinda failing at it to) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog...well I don't need to tell you that three times. Yours words whether bad, good, funny, heartwarming..they are YOUR words and after following your blog for so long I know your the kind of person who I could just listen to for hours. So I am glad your back and 2010 is going to be awesome! Even with the bumps and sadness I know you, your going to make the best of it and have some great adventures.

JOY said...

Keep it comeing Becca, You have many friends that can help you get you though the the long days , people need people !!XXXOOOO

JOY said...

One more thing ! Becca , sweetheart you were born for GOOD WORDS of encouragement, when you where only ten months you were trilling the heart of your Grandpa with nameing all the states , bring joy to our hearts , Bring it on you have a heart of glorly and truth.

Jenn said...

I'm so glad your back Becca, looking forward to reading your blog again