Monday, April 13, 2009


Today is the 1st birthday of the Jasper Walls blog. I really can hardly believe it. I have journaled about nearly everything in my life, publicly. At times, this has invited criticism, but the positives had far outweighed the negatives, for me. Because really, even the negatives are positive....when you learn from them.

The greatest thing for me about blogging has been relationships. I have met some incredible people through cyber-space, whom I never would have met were it not for my blog, and blogging in general. I have also reconnected with old friends and stayed more closely connected with my extended family. My close friends have learned more about me, and have grown to love me more, in spite of myself. For my children, this is a documented memoir. I have explored many many many ideas that might not have served as revelations to me, had I not taken the time to write them out. But the greatest thing about blogging has been that some people, after following along, have felt comfortable approaching me about my faith, while trying to discover their own. I have been reached out to, and in return, I have done my best to share my faith and my story in a way that honors God. I have tried to share the light of hope, with others.

I have also had some fun. I enjoy being silly, when I have it in me. I enjoy poking fun at myself.

When I posted my first entry, one year ago....I had no idea where this would go. I have no idea yet, where my life will journey between today and April 13, 2010....but I know that I'm hoping you'll continue to experience life with me...and share yours with me too.


DEb said...

I LOVE your blog and ESPECIALLY when you post videos of the boys on here...AND you laughing in the background- PRICELESS, I tell you!

Tam said...

deb - i love her laugh in the background too. in fact, the first vid i ever saw of the boys, i think that was the first thing i commented on...melissas laugh! =) i love it!

happy 1 yr birthday, friend!

so glad we met. and we actually almost time, for sure!

love you...

Pete Wilson said...

happy b-day.

Sarah said...

I'm glad you found me so I could find your blog. Keep writing!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday to your blog! I'm so glad I found you---can't remember how, but i'm certain God's hand was in our "meeting".

I'm all-at-once amazed and a little creeped-out at how much we have in common, and perhaps one day we'll get to talk in person over coffee and find out even more similarities!

Love to you,
Twin M