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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Blog-Versary to Me!

This week marks my blog's fourth birthday. It is hard to fathom that my adventure in blogging is now going into its fifth year. I clearly remember that bored Friday night in 2009 when, lacking the motivation to clean or do laundry, I opened up the laptop and decided to start a blog. I had no great aspirations about the venture, but it seemed like a fun idea and way to pass some time. A few clicks later and AmputeeMommy came to life.

Unsure about the format, the first few blog posts are disjointed. It took me awhile to get the feel for the format and to establish my own goals. Once I realized that the blog could become my vehicle to help other amputees by minimizing the isolation that is too often experienced, my blogging wings began to fly.

It amazes me how this blog has become such an important part of my life. It has become more than writing words into a computer. This blog has morphed into an expression of who I am and reminds me of who I want to become. Good or bad, chances are it'll end up in my blog. I have to chuckle because now whenever I have a bad day or a negative experience, my friends and family help to lighten my mood by reminding me that "at least it'll be a good blog."

This blog has taken a lot of time and dedication. There have been many occasions when I have been sick and exhausted, yet I've always found the time to publish a post. I often tell friends that Robby will have the best documentation of his childhood because I have written about all of our adventures. Someday his spouse, or perhaps even his children, will read this blog and will have a humorous and perhaps better understanding of Robby. (Who, in all fairness, will probably prefer to be called Rob.)

My Mom, understanding how important this blog has become, began printing and binding all of my posts. I now have volumes of hard bound copies of the Amputee Mommy blog, printed in multiple volumes. I love looking at the bookshelf knowing that all of the colorful books on the shelf are authored by me!

To date I have written 1117 published posts. Robby has gone from a toddler in diapers to an elementary school student. When I began writing I felt lost, unsure and scared about the future. I am now confident, happy and mentoring new amputees on their journey. I can't wait to see how the next four years develop! In the meantime, I think I'll celebrate this milestone with a cupcake!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Peggy! Thanks for your contribution to the well-being of those with limb loss.

    ~Hilton : ^ )