dear readers,

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March 14, 2013 by Heather

It feels kind of presumptuous of me to A) assume that I even have “readers”, and B) assume that you would even care to read a letter written to you from me.  But I know you are out there, I know who a lot of you are, and I feel like I owe you this letter.

For a few different reasons, I will no longer be blogging publicly.  In recent weeks it has come to my attention that some of you who do read this have at one time or another been embarrassed or offended by something I’ve written, and that was never ever my intent.  I enjoy writing with full disclosure – for whatever reason – and believe self-depreciating humor to be one of the best kinds.  So if I’ve made you uncomfortable by writing about my sore nipples or my pregnancy farts or (Lord help us all) my vagina, I’m sorry.  But at the same time, I’m not.  Because there are a great many of you who are on my same page and have loved reading about all of life’s little intricacies, and for that I am glad.

I started this blog in December 2010 as a way for our families to keep up with our journey of deciding to move to Colorado.  So much has happened since then, and it makes me so very happy to have it all documented on here.  It’s been a wild couple of years since then to say the least.  I love going back and reading words written by my former self.  Sometimes it’s embarrassing, sometimes it’s like who is this person?, and sometimes it makes me laugh and cry at the same time.

I will still be blogging and writing on here regularly, but just for myself (and maybe Andrew if he’s lucky).  I love to write, and I especially love to write what I want  to write, and now I’ll be able to do just that.  Who knows, maybe someday I’ll write a book and make the whole world squirm.  A girl can dream.  I enjoy writing Parker’s monthly letter/update (10 months this Saturday!), so that will definitely still be happening.

So thank you for reading, and for all the encouraging comments and messages you’ve sent along the way.

Here’s to a new season, a new phase.

Love,

Heather

 

photo

(I tried to find a self portrait that had me looking off into the horizon toward my
bright and radiant future, but found nothing of the sort.  This will have to do.)

 

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4 thoughts on “dear readers,

  1. Haley says:

    Heather, you dont know me, but my name Haley. I found your blog through Sarah M.s blog when you were a guest blogger! I sheepishly have followed you ever since! I absolutely LOVE your blog, and am so sad to see you go! I myself have a baby boy who just turned one last week. I have truly lol’d and can totally relate to pretty much every post I have read of yours. I have even wished we were friends in real life because I have been going through so much of the same sitchs you have. (hope thats not weird to say!?) Anyway, you will be missed, and I wish you and your fam the very best!!

  2. Dear Heather,
    As one of your readers, I would like to leave you a general little comment on your blog.
    I came across your blog when I was trying different features of the wordpress site before hosting my website there (it is still in progress :), but I don’t remember exactly why I chose your blog in particular.
    Reading some of your entries I wanted to write you a comment to encourage you to enjoy your family life to the full, to continue appreciating the “little nest” you are creating for the two men in your life and to never underestimate the precious gift you are giving both of them by being there for them and caring for them.
    I am a mother of three boys, my husband and I spent a few years in different countries in volunteer work before having our children and both of us need to work to support the family. Hence my attention is divided between schoolwork, individual attention to each of my boys and my darling husband, household chores and work. (I was trying to mention things in the order of importance or proportion, but one activity flows into the other, so it is impossible to do so) and my dream would be to be a “SAHM” and devote myself completely to taking care of the persons that are so important to my life, instead of rushing as I do.
    Please cherish what you have !
    I do understand that you will no longer be writing publicly – while I enjoyed reading your posts, there are some things that are not just for the whole world to read (not that I have found your little intricacies of life shocking :)) – especially as Parker will grow older.
    My husband and I started writing a journal to each of our children before they were born (long before blogs existed!) and we plan to offer these to them at some special point in their young adulthood. I cherish these journals, but they will remain private.

    It was a pleasure to e-meet you – take care,
    Susanna

  3. Melinda Emerson says:

    Oh girl… Don’t let the buggers of this world get you down. Be yourself. There is only one of you and I’m proud to say I know you. You are amazing (you come by that honestly as your mother is too). Love your family…

  4. Robin says:

    I’ll miss your humorous view of life and stories about your “Parker Peach!” Keep fighting the good fight and loving life! You have a true gift for writing and I’ve enjoyed reading every installment of cake and green beans!

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