As time ticks down, the holidays start to creep up on us, and I become more and more busy, I keep forgetting to just give thanks.
The idea of thanksgiving being around the corner makes me sit back for at least 5 minutes and just think of all the things that are going right in life. I have to say, this blog is definitely one of them. For the past 4 years, I’ve used this outlet as a way share our struggles to become a frugal family, the ups of saving, the downs of learning expensive lessons, paying off bills and credit cards, and just sharing what we learn about each other as a young family. This blog, to me, is love. I could be talking just to myself with each post, but it still makes me feel like I’m doing something right. Something true. Something fun.
So, I just want to say thank you to all of you. Thanks to the new readers that have found me through conferences, twitter parties, or word of mouth. Thanks to the readers that have been with me since the beginning, cheering my family on as we ventured into a life we needed to conquer in order to survive. I also want to thank the ones that have left a mark on my heart but may not visit too much anymore. I hope they learned something from me in the short time they stayed, because I know that I learned lots from them.
I also wanted to say that I’m not going anywhere. Since my announcement that I was deploying, I saw a BIG dip in the amount of readers I get on the blog daily. Deployment is hard on everyone, and its something that lots don’t like to hear, or read about, so I understood the drop. But, this blog isn’t going anywhere! I’m still going to write and I have posts ready to go in the next few weeks while i’m traveling to get to my destination and adjusting to my new living situation. Guest bloggers are lined up too, and (thank goodness) I’ll have awesome WiFi at my base and can post, and Vlog!, a few posts a week from me. You may have thought you were getting rid of me, but no such luck. 🙂
Thank you. Thank you for popping in each week to see what I’m up to, for leaving comments, for laughing at my silliness and my crazy recipes, and for being supportive. Thank you for being you.