Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Thanks to YOU, this little blog of mine just hit 10,000 views. 
I know that's not much for some of you out there.
But for me, it's golden.

I started blogging back in 2005 as a sort of journal so I wouldn't forget how many awesome people I have in my life, and how many wonderful moments I get to experience. 

Honestly, it's more for me than anyone else. 

Sometimes I go back and re-read entries and smile. 
Sometimes I groan, and wish I had more time to make the formatting just perfect. 
Sometimes I'm tempted to delete old posts that are corny and odd, but Jeff says I should keep them up, that they're all apart of what I was thinking at the moment, and so I keep them up. 

But I always am in awe of this little life of mine, not because of me, but because of Him.
It's true that I'm grateful for my own life. I'm glad I get to be me. 
I'm glad I live right now, where I'm at, with all these wonderful people around me. 
I don't assume it's always going to be this way, and I try not to take it for granted.

Most people would probably look at my life and think it's pretty simple and not so exciting.
And there are always more things I wish I were doing. 
But what I have are lots of meaningful moments, and I know I'll have more. 
But when do we ever know where our lives are going? Never. 
All I have is everything that has given my life meaning up until this point, and I have right now. 
I'm so glad there's a way for me to document a small portion of all of that. 

Thanks for reading and coming along for the ride.
Thanks for every little comment - I love them all.

Adventure isn't missing,

p.s. In honor of 10,000 viewers...here's one of my favorite songs, Ten Thousand.


Ashley said...

Rose, I love this! Such a great post.
I too have felt those same things - oh should I delete old posts that are cheesy or should I even keep this up? But seriously - it makes me reflect, it's like a digital scrapbook, and it makes me grateful for the amazing life and for all of the joy that God has placed in it.

Love u so! I will keep reading of all your adventures - I'm a big fan! :) xoxo

April said...


Optimistic Existentialist said...

As someone who just discovered your blog, I can see why it's been viewed 10,000 times :)

Rose said...

Thanks everyone!!!

And Ash, I'm with ya...don't delete those old posts, girl. :)

Shoko said...

wonderful, rose! congratulations!!!

Katrina Hope said...
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Katrina Hope said...

maybe my favorite post of yours to date. so sweet - and of course, john mark. ;) Come visit in Fremont soon! bring Jeff!

Rose said...

Thanks Shoko! :) :)

Kati - really? :) I have a particular fondness for our early morning hike post/C.S. Lewis poem post.

Fremont = yes!