Thursday, July 31, 2008


I am almost speechless right now. Okay, maybe not, but I am quite overwhelmed. With everything we see everytime we turn on the TV - murder, corruption, deception - it sometimes seems that this world is full of nothing but hate. Well, all you need to do is turn on the www and you will see that is simply not true. A year ago I didn't even know what a blog was. Now, here I am linking from one blog to another and I am in awe. The blogs I am reading talk about people's everyday lives. On the surface that may not seem impressive but as you read them you can't help but feel the hope and faith and strength coming through. Sometimes our lives are not what we had envisioned but they are our lives nonetheless. What we make of what we are given is the key. I have always had faith and am a believer in God. I couldn't have made it through these last 20 years without that. But, at the same time, after 20 years of doing this I get discouraged sometimes. It seems at times that I am barely keeping my head above water. These last few weeks have been so uplifting. Pinkalicious, who I met through another blog we were both following, led me to Lisa Leonard. Thanks, Pink. From Lisa's site I have been able to link to so many others. I have been so inspired. So, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone for opening your lives and sharing your stories. Thank you to everyone who I have personally (well, via the web anyway) connected with and thank you to everyone else who has let me take a glimpse at their lives. It is with renewed hope and faith that I go on to face another day and another battle. CHARGE!!!

I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of my personal friends who have been with me for the past 20 years. They have had to listen to me whine, cry, moan, groan and complain for a long time but they are still there for me. Thank you and I Love You All!!!!


Pinkalicious said...

Rhonda, Your words are so true and exactly how I feel about blogging too. I barely knew what a blog was a year ago too. I started to branch off a bit from the deMellos and discovered a whole new world. I get enriched daily by reading other blogs and keeping up on my own. It makes me think in a different way. I am so glad I have been able to make the connections I have.
Have a great Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda, I just found your site through Beth's blog and I've been reading through your entries. You have two handsome boys! Welcome to the world of blogging...isn't it great :-) Amazing to be able to connect with so many others. I'd love to add you to my blogroll if you don't mind.

Sandi @ Life with Jessica

Misty said...

Rhonda, I agree with everything that you wrote! i am so glad to know that there are so many families out there willing to share! i didn't have my computer time for two days, and i almost felt a little lost not being able to check in with everyone :)! so very glad that you are there...and you have been where I is comoforting. it helps me get through as well.

have a wonderful night!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda! I too feel the same way. I've always wanted to start a website but didn't know where to start. This is so much fun and I love reading other stories and seeing the pictures. I wish I had more time because there are so many I haven't had time to look at yet. Thanks for saying what I am also feeling.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Hi Rhonda. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been blogging for almost two years now and it really has blessed my life and been therapeudic to me.

I really appreciate your wanting to link to my blog and by all means, please do so.

It was very nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more in the future.