Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
There are just so many things that I want to say to you that I am not sure how to start this letter.
I am happy to have met so many fellow bloggers and get to know you better through this magnificent tool we call the internet. Some of you have been coming for a long, long time. Some of you are new and some don't even stay long enough to leave their footprint, but I know you are there. For I follow my stats.
I started writing here way back in October, 2008. Almost 5 years. Five years is a long time in blogland. Lisa, your first comment on my blog came in that very month on a Sunday Stealing Meme. Way back when you were writing about skilled nursing. Hard to believe we have been at it that long. When I first started, I just wasn't sure where I was taking my blog. I did a variety of things. I love the challenges that I have done most recently. The March Blogging Challenge, The A to Z Blogging Challenge and now the Blog Everyday in May challenge. I like having a prompt. It helps me to focus on what I want to write about.
Five years ago I only had 8 grandchildren. And now there are nine. Five years ago Richard and I lived in our home all alone. Now we share it with Darian and Harley. Five years ago I was working full time at a skilled nursing facility and looking forward to retirement. Five years ago Richard had not yet had a stroke or become debilitated with Parkinson's disease. Five years seems like such a short time, yet so much has happened in those years.
And you, my dear readers, have been here with me. You have laughed with me. And cried with me. And shared with me. You have picked me up when I am down. You have applauded me. And some of you have chastised me when I needed it. But most of all during this time so many of you have become my friends. And some of you are even my family. There are those of you who will once in awhile comment and those of you who just sneak in and out of Paula's Place. But I want you to know that I love all of you. And I welcome each of your comments. Even when you don't agree with me. Visit me often. You are always welcome!