On Saturday a whole host of bloggers joined the blog hop hosted by Lori Andersen and Heather Millican. They posted their creation made with the word bean purchased from Heather and told the story of that special bean or beans. I was one of the bloggers who participated. You can read my story here.
It took me several days to make it through the list of bloggers. So many stories told, so many creations shared. There were times I was in tears reading the stories, other times I was cheering or comiserating. There are so many courageous, generous bloggers out there. In my journey I tried to leave a comment with each blogger, to thank them, to encourage, to cheer, to celebrate. Unfortunately some sites just didn’t seem to want to save my comments; frustrating.
Other bloggers had not added their posts yet, or, in the end found it too difficult to recount their individual stories. No one can be faulted for that! This was a journey in self-discovery, in opening up, in telling a story that may never have been told otherwise, and in doing all of this to an audience with many participants who will never be known personally. In the end it can be overwhelming. Take comfort from the fact you were willing to give it a try.
My story is long, complex and still ongoing. After my daughter and I had another of our many chats today, I am more confident we will make it. A bumpy road is still in front of us but that’s okay.
I came back to my own blog today and read all the comments. Cheering, words of encouragement, and of sympathy, were left for me. I had not expected to have such a deeply grateful reaction to everyone’s comments. I have learned a lot on this blog hop journey. Thank you all.