I often think about the mission of this blog and I how I want to convey my life for the use of this community. Some weeks more than others. This week was one of those weeks.
As I thought about where my I have been in life and where my life is heading, I kept coming back to the same important thought -- I'm blessed to be a blessing.
I have been through a lot in my life. Trials and triumphs. Bad times and ugly times. Hard times and harder times. But when it all boils down, I know that I've had a lot more ups than downs. In my opinion anyway.
I've shared some of my most personal stories on this here place and space.
My struggles with dealing with an unexpected pregnancy.
My struggles with learning to cook. Or the fact that I was totally cooking-impaired. I still am. But just a lil bit.
My experience with domestic violence and the decision to leave the relationship.
My struggles with accepting my single-mom status.
The boundaries and privacy issues that have arisen as I attempt to use the bathroom sans Aiden.
My struggles with starting, sticking with, and finishing graduate school as a solo parent. #Winning.
The lessons that I've learned from being in an abusive, toxic relationship.
My dating escapades as a young, single mom.
And much, much more.
My story is far from perfect. I've made mistakes. Lots of 'em. And I've even shared those mistakes with you. Because I've bounced back from them. Most of 'em anyway. And they've made me into the person that I am today.
It takes an immense amount of strength to be vulnerable and personal and lay it all out there -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
When I think about the mission of this blog, the one thing that comes to mind is that I want to be a blessing to someone else. And I pray that I have been because, in reality, none of this'll matter if I am not a blessing to you in some way. If you are not inspired by this community that we've created, then it'll all be in vain.
But it hasn't been. Because you are blessed to be a blessing. And I am blessed to be a blessing.
So thank you. And you. And you. And you. For making Mommy Delicious the community that it has become. This is only the beginning. We've only scratched the surface. And it's never felt better.