Did you know?
Did you know that I have been writing on this little space of internet since 2009?
Is that not crazy?
There have been times when I wonder if Book Journey is something I want to continue as I never dreamed when I started that 7 years later I would still be doing this. But let me tell you a few of the reasons I keep going.
- Of course is the great connections to all of you. I love knowing you and sharing my love of books and Libraries and all things literary – and as you have come to see around here, other topics as well.
- My friends who read this silently but once in a while will speak up about something I wrote, or a book they are reading because I gushed here.
because of this space here, there is a Bench at the Brainerd Public Library with my son’s name on it. Every time I think about the love poured out by YOU to make that happen…. seriously… how could I ever stop?
And this week….
I was coming home Wednesday evening from the City Library Board meeting and I listened to a message from a friend. she said she had been on my Facebook page and was sucked into whatever I was babbling about there. And then she said she made her way here and was caught up in what I wrote. She said her whole evening was spent reading what I have been saying, and that made my heart smile. I tend to forget there are people/friends out there reading that never say a word on the blog, but they are out there.
And then yesterday I was at the grocery store and a friend of my mom’s was there. I do not know her well, but she knows my family and much of the heartaches of my life. She said, “I get so excited when you write a Morning Meandering! I love to read what you write and I love how you open your heart being real and raw and honest. I had no idea she read me.
So today… I think of these to conversations this week. As well as others through the years. I especially think of the messages that come privately that say thank you for speaking your heart… you say what I wish I could.... or your openness about your loss has helped me deal with my own.
Honestly… knowing that – I will write for as long as I am able.
A visit to my aunt… a little gardening.. a LOT of audio.. and hopefully a little time to read as well.