This morning, another MM caregiver, who writes about her husband, his disease, and the rest of her life - shared that her blog views has reached the 100,000 mark! (And, I am happy that I'm now over the 3,000 mark!)
I started blogging when we traveled to Europe - sharing pictures and stories of our trip in our "Gorrell's Tour of Europe". Then, when we returned home, I realized that I missed writing. I began to write my "From the Front Porch". When we started out in our Motor Home, planning on seeing much of our US, I wrote about "This Beautiful Land". Little did I know that blog wouldn't go far and would be replaced by another blog; this one.
I write about Bob's Multiple Myeloma, to help inform others - often in detail - about what we go through on a daily basis. I've shared my innermost thoughts and fears. Our life has become an open book. If it helps someone else; it is accomplishing that for which I write.
We write because we care. We write because we're afraid. We write because we've learned, and we're continuing to learn. We write because we're becoming informed, and we want others to also be informed. We write to share our experiences - because it helps to know that we're walking in the path where others have walked, and where others will walk.
I remember the day I sat and wrote "It's Okay To Cry". I had to stop feeling guilty because I couldn't stop crying ....and putting it on paper, was the only way I knew how to deal with this. People were seeing me cry, so putting it in a blog, for the world to see, didn't really matter. I wanted others to know ......it really is okay to cry. There are those who can hide their tears, I'm just not one of those people.
My blog may never reach 100,000 - but if it helps even one person it has accomplished what I set out to do.
Thanks for reading....and thanks for the comments. We love to hear back from you!!