Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Anniversary waltz


I always liked this picture. It certainly warms my romantic heart. I would think that they are dancing to the Anniversary Waltz.

I don’t have a dancing partner in my life right now but I do have an anniversary to celebrate. Some dear friends and readers have reminded me that it’s been one year since I started this blog.

Tempus did, indeed, fugit and I’m still having fun. I never thought that I could sustain my humble space here in the web universe alongside the many heavy hitters and blog celebrities du jour. Jenn’s loyal readers pushed and prodded and I’m kinda proud that I did risk it after all.

I've managed to reflect on Jenn's life as I write of mine. Truth be told, I'm probably the one in the painting holding an umbrella to protect the couple from the storm. Mothers do that you know. Reflect and protect.

This blog has been an exercise in self awareness and writing style. It's brought me new friends and has become a legacy to share with my family, especially the grandkids. Who woulda thunk?

Thank you to everyone who has been supportive. Hope you keep coming back, dropping in, and leaving a comment or two. Go ahead, make my day.

The dance goes on.

14 comments:

slouching mom said...

The dance goes on.

Aren't we lucky! Congratulations.

doow said...

Goodness me, I can't believe it's been a year already! Congratulations, Mater!

Deb said...

Congratulations! I have been missing you all real life has been interfering with my blog reading but my heart has been with you all through the sadness lately.
You are the best Mom and BAbci EVER and I am thrilled and honored to have gotten to know you and your amazing family here. Thanks for all you share with us, I am always inspired.

geogirl said...

That line about you being the one holding the umbrella was really sweet.

Hey, even if you are stuck holding the umbrella you still have to be dancing to follow along right?

Keeping on dancing...and writing...and we'll follow along too.

velocibadgergirl said...

Happy happy blogiversary! I noticed that you had passed the mark!

I'm so glad that I found my way to your little corner of cyberspace :D

Meghann said...

Delurking to say Happy Anniversary!

I love reading your posts. They make me miss my mom and grandmother. (but in a good way.)

Karina said...

Happy Anniversary, Mater! I'm so glad you jumped into the blogosphere!

kirsty said...

It's been a great year, M. That's quite a quickstep you've got there :)

Simon said...

To be able to read multi-generational perspectives on a tiny part of the world is a very neat thing, and I'm grateful at being able to take part. But sometimes the wind will catch the umbrella and the dancing partners will get wet. But they should, you know? When it's their turn to hold the umbrella, they'll be the ones standing and getting soaked in the rain, and they need some amount of tempering in the interim. But I think you know that.

You rock, Mater!

Busy Mom said...

Hey, congrats!!

mom on a wire said...

1: That's one of my favorite paintings.

2: Happy bloggiversary.

3: Happy birthday.

You are lovely.

Birchsprite said...

Happy Birthday Mater!

Hope you have a lovely love filled day of happiness!

kim said...

Delurking to wish you the happiest of birthdays, fellow Piscean. I can't tell you how much I enjoy both yours and Jen's sites. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

ELAINE I HAVE TO SAY WITH ADMIRATION YOU HAVE GONE QUITE AWAY WITH YOUR EXPLORATIONS .KEEP IT GOING . YOUR CUZ.