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.)
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!
- 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.