Thursday, February 19, 2009


The best way I can describe the past 10 days is "overwhelming."

That's how my son described his feelings when I came through the door after being gone for four days.

That's how I could describe my emotions as my family gathered to celebrate the life of my grandma.

That's how all my senses responded to experiencing the ocean for the first time.

That's how I can measure my gratitude to the family members who cared for our children so that we could have four days away from the farm in the company of good friends.

But somehow, in the grief and the laughter, the waves and the dunes, the high heels and the airport layovers, I missed a milestone.

This blog turned a year old, and I didn't even acknowledge it.

I sort of feel like I missed a child's birthday.

Now that I have remembered, I am too stuffy, feverish, and weary to even write a proper post. All I can think about is my pillow and a hot cup of tea.

You can all throw a party without me. Just don't wake up the kids, okay?


Hafts Happenings said...

You get better QUICK!! I'll be vewy qwiet, so the kids stay sleeping :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, that's no fun. Glad your trip went well, hope you feel better soon, and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!

Dawn said...

So are you ever going to tell us exactly where you went???

Hope you feel better soon!


Mum-me said...

Happy Blog Birthday, or anniversary, or whatever. And hope you feel better soon.

PS Was that really the first time you saw the ocean?

Willow Tree said...

Happy Birthday RCK and feel better soon, Erin! Thanks for letting us share your journey out here in the blogosphere; you have blessed me immensely.

Much Love,

Mama Bear said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Mine's coming up soon too - isn't it amazing how fast time flies?!?

Pony Girl said...

A year? It's only been a year? Wow! Seems like you've been around these here parts longer than that! Congrats, and I hope you are on the mend soon!
p.s. nobody is partying without you dear, you deserve to be there! ;)

threecollie said...

Sorry for the hard stuff...feel better soon and congrats on your blogiversary. You do a fantastic job here!

jane said...

Congrats on one entertaining year of Raising Country Kids! Luv it!
Feel better soon!

connika said...

You really haven't seen the ocean before?

Bush Babe said...

Congrats on a year - we must've started blogging almost simulataneously!!

Feel better - and loved the ocean pics.

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