Well, well, well, my dear and cherished Reader. It was exactly one year ago today that I published my inagural blog. Gosh and golly.
Who was that timid little maiden blogger who pledged to write about joyful parenting?
That Betsy hoped with such a wholesome longing that someday, someone would read her blog and tell her that it made her laugh and that she could relate. Just one people please, blogiverse. Maybe two people. Okay, I'd prefer ten.
This Betsy (one year old!) is tickled and thrilled that that has totally happened. Even more than ten people have told me I've made them laugh. And some have said tears were involved. The only thing better than making people laugh is making them cry. What could be more wonderful?
It's meaningful because it can only happen if I've connected with someone. It means I can connect with someone. It's just such a primal, human need -- connection. It's a beautiful thing.
I certainly never intended to use this blog as a venue to discuss my gynaecologica ltribulations and my feelings about all my womanly stuff and things. Goodness. Seems that's mostly what I've been on about, though.
The amount of time I've spent here gabbing about my genitals and the tiny people I've squeezed out of them, I'm just earnestly and pleasantly surprised that anyone willingly arrives here at all. But you do. And bless you. I love your bloggy heart.
And, Dude! If I visit your blog, I totally and sincerely care about you. I enjoy your intellect and your humour and your humanity. I love that you are far away or that you are not so far away.
And I'm in your court. I'm rooting for you. I hope it all works out. Sometimes I tell my husband how awesome you are or that I'm worried about you. Sometimes you make me laugh. Sometimes I'm like, what are you on about? And sometimes I'm just like, what are you on? But I'm glad you're here. I'm glad we're here together.
Now. It's my blogiversary and this calls for a celebration. So I'm gonna pull a Dooce and post a photo of my dog with something on his head. Why not?
I call this photo "Gusser Theresa."
Happy Blogiversary to me.