The very first post I did on this blog was "I Febreze My Dog" and I published it on May 1st, 2006.
According to blogger, as of tonight, there have been 1,052,931 looks at my blog. That's not a big deal, great bloggers wise, but it's a lot of looks, right?
You can imagine how many comments I've gotten on A Chelsea Morning in the last seven years.
Tonight I got a comment that moved me more than any comment ever, ever has and that's saying something because I've had some really wonderful comments in all this time.
This comment is from "Cathy" and unfortunately I cannot backtrack to her because she's a non-comment blogger.
But Cathy, if you read this post I want you to know something. No comment, ever, moved me like yours.
I'm sharing this simply because it made my heart sing.
"I am so thrilled that you are blogging again, Barb!
When I first discovered your blog, my life was in an upheaval. Checking in each week with your everyday life was balm to my worried heart. Your love of family, faith in God, and the joy of taking care of your "hearth and home" gave me comfort. When everything felt so scary and unfamiliar in my world, I'd go be reassured that it really could be OK once again.
Thank you for just being you. I'm happy to say that my life is calmer now. Much of the adversity (husband's brain tumor, subsequent stroke) has lessened.
Life is brighter again!
Thanks for being a light for me when I needed hope.
Husband's brain tumor....subsequent stroke....oh my word. I am humbled that my simple life encouraged this woman.
It makes me want to continue on because you know, maybe another million looks at my blog will encourage someone else.
From my heart, Cathy, thank you.