I have been private for a whole whoppin' two weeks now. Seriously. Blogger allows me 100 readers when I'm private which took me about 2 days to fill up. So THEN I started another private blog and just posted everything twice. I figured I'd be set. Wrong. Yesterday I hit my limit there, too. I also realize that many of the people I've let in as readers I don't really KNOW. I have received lots of emails and facebook messages and even twitter messages asking me for invites, but the truth is, my posts could really be copied and pasted anywhere... I mean, with 200 readers, nothing is really private anyway, is it?
Part of the reason I went private is because I received a couple of nasty comments about my last public post. I realize as a blogger I am putting my life out there (or at least parts of my life out there) for people to read about and do with what they will. I think that people sometimes forget that behind the screen you are reading, we are a real family with real hurts and real hopes and real dreams and sometimes things don't always turn out the way that we, or the rest of the world, thinks they should.
We are ALL trying to do the VERY best we can in the path that we are walking. Some of those paths have been chosen for us, some we have chosen for ourselves; either way, some of the decisions that our family makes may not be the same ones you would make. Some of the things that we believe will not be the same things you believe. Does that mean that you are right and we are wrong? No. Does that mean that we are right and you are wrong? No. It means that we are all trying to find our way... sometimes we are going to get it exactly right, sometimes we are going to get it very wrong and we'll have to pick ourselves back up and keep going. Either way, it's not going to do us (or you) any good to leave us nasty comments, talk nasty about us in private groups, or come up with stories which have strayed so far from the truth, it's almost funny now.
If you have questions, ask me. My email is CAmommy2KJ@aol.com or you can find me on Facebook and send me a message. I'm almost always around. There are some details of our lives that I will keep private, especially regarding my children, and you'll have to respect that, but I feel like overall I have been pretty open about most areas of our lives. It may take me a bit to answer, but I'll get back to you. If you've been "hearing things" don't assume it's all true. I feel like I'm back in high school and the prom queen is out to get me. It's silly! (As Kennedy would say.)
So, in order to save myself the work of opening up a THIRD blog and triple posting all my blog posts, I'm opening back up. My comments are going back to moderated, and anonymous comments will not be allowed. I won't publish any nasty comments and I won't acknowledge them... I'm trying to teach my children that if they don't have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all. I need to work on that myself sometimes. One of our many purposes in life is to help others along the way, in any capacity we can. That may be to offer advice, to listen, or to act. But if there's nothing we can do to help, we at least should not hurt them through our words or actions. If you'd like to know what's been going on with us, have seat, take a read... there's a few posts to catch up on.
We have a lot going on here... fires all over Colorado Springs and HOT weather and busy days. I'll do another update on all that later. To those of you who haven't seen me in a couple weeks, "Hello there!" To all of you who sent me emails and FB messages, thank you so much!! Now, it's time to get on with our summer. :)