Thursday, January 8, 2009

So Glad I Came

Tonight I was reading through old January posts right here at Omaha Mama.

And fell in love with blogging all over again.

This post. Made me smile a big smile. My kids and I have just finished another great Thursday (dancing to my newly acquired Mamma Mia Soundtrack on the computer - woot!) and then I got to sit down and remember the insignificant Thursday from that post.

What joy to picture my little man as a 9-month old. And remember my now Kindergartner in a time when I marveled if she watched a movie for longer than five minutes.

These beautiful memories. They would not be there...or here (pointing to my head now).

If it's that precious now, just two years later. Can you imagine how I'll feel when these crazy kids have grown?


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13 comments:

Subspace Beacon said...

I can usually tell when a blog author is about to pull the plug on their space (mind you, Beck took me by surprise), and it's usually preceded by their having lost track of their reason for blogging. So it's nice to hear (or rather: read) that you still enjoy this hobby.

Mamma Mia was in my Christmas stocking. I still have been brave (read: drunk) enough to do the sing along version.

Aliki2006 said...

I love it too, for the very reason you stated. We need these precious reminders--childhood (and life) is so fleeting!

Omaha Mama said...

SB - I wish you could come here and have a drink (read: booze)with me. I'd sing along with you! We'd rock out on some Super Trooper!!!
And Beck, ah Beck. :0(((
(Does it make me sadder if I make numerous pouting sad faces or maybe just portray my double chins, which would also be accurate?)

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Maelstrom said...

No WAI! Come to MY blog instead!

Bea said...

I just did the same thing. My blog has been dwindling and dwindling, so it didn't take me long to read all my posts for 2008, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it - and by how thoroughly I had forgotten some of the minutiae preserved there. I'm feeling reinspired, if not to increase my output, at least to keep plugging along even though EVERYBODY seems to have made a New Year's resolution to quit blogging.

Jen said...

Good for you! I know I've enjoyed your blog tremendously, although I can't remember how I actually ended up here in the first place. I suspect it was your name - I love Omaha so how could I not read an Omaha Mama blog!

Sometimes I question the blogging, too - especially when I start getting stressed out about everything else in my life. Then I remember that this is one of the few things that I do for myself and how much I appreciate the people I've met along the way - like you!

Jenifer said...

I am glad you have your memories preserved and glad you still find blogging fun and meaningful. I still love blogging, but have never really mastered the balance. Like many others though, it seems impossible to give up completely. I enjoy the company far too much.

Mama said...

Hey, ladies..... in the old days all the women met at the river or well every day to do laundry or "fetch a pail of water". They talked. Now we are so compartmentalized we don't see one another in social situations and we don't get to talk. Thus I feel blogging is a nice addition to young women's lives. It is NOT the only way that one should communicate but it is a nice way to release what's spinning around in one's head. (I think if it stays in your head you'd get more headaches.)(I was gonna say teehee but that may be true.)

Maddy said...

Exactly. At least that's what I tell myself as I blog and neglect the empty baby books. In years to come if I ever manage to complete them I suspect that they may probably just gather dust on the shelf, where as with a blog you have that instant connection one click away.
Best wishes to you and yours

nikkis30by30 said...

**sniff**

Mad said...

I sometimes dip back into my archive too and get reinvigorated by what little treasures of my day to day life I've found there.

As for Beck, I think she'll be back. She's on Twitter and is already lamenting how much she misses blogging.

jen said...

i sometimes think of the record we are creating, and it makes me very proud of all of us.