Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One comment can change a lot

Sometimes I step back and wonder if sharing as much of my life as I do publicly, is a poor decision. Most people say it is. Maybe they are right. They probably are. But I continue to share the good, the bad, the silly... the gross. Why? I'm not really sure. Maybe it's because I really love my family and everything in my life is about them. I want to share that happiness.

I probably question my open-ness on a weekly basis. This morning I received a message on twitter that really touched me. It was a simple message, but it meant more to me than the person who sent it could have realized. 
"I need to thank you, wifey just told me we are preggers w/#3 (unplanned) & I didnt freak, your family has inspired me, shown whats possible."
That simple short little message changed how I thought about all that I share. When I post my blogs or tweet about things in my life, I don't put much thought into people actually reading them. That message made me realize that we have had a positive impact on his life in some small way. That is incredibly humbling. If he is the only person who walked away with something good out of what I share, it's all worth it. If others do... that is amazing. Someone else commented on my facebook in response to mentioning this, that we have also inspired her. That really means so much to me. 

To every one of you who I/we have met online or in person, all of my/our friends and acquaintances, all of my/our family who care about us.... I appreciate all of you. You inspire me. Thank you. Thank you for caring about us. It means more to us than you know.



StaceyN said...

I love reading your blog! I may not comment much but I do read. =) You can't please everyone so just do what pleases you. <3

IMakeLotsOfBabies said...

Thank You :)

jefbal99 said...

Thanks again :)

IMakeLotsOfBabies said...


StaceyN said...

Also I'm really thinking of homeschooling and it is partly due to you that I'm getting more confidence in doing it. I'm so scared to mess things up and we don't have a homeschooling group in my small town. So I'm hoping when I get to that point that I can ask you MANY questions and get your help. I'll know it will definitely be needed and I trust your opinion on it! You're amazing. <3