50,000 King PenguinsWithout even realizing it, my blog hit the 50,000 hit mark this week. I just can't believe that within one year, that many people pushed the button and clicked on my little blog. It seems fitting during this waiting period of advent to express my thanks for all the support I've gotten this past year from each of you. Blogging is one part addiction but three parts grace. I mean that. While it has consumed me, periodically, it has also given me new friends, new ideas, spiritual support, encouragement, laughter and even literal gifts.
My community has expanded tenfold and I can honestly say that above all, the isolation I felt in that very special world of raising a child with disabilities is completely gone. Completely! Can you even begin to understand how profound that is?
Writing almost daily in this blog has also sparked that deepest, most essential creative spirit within. I feel as if the muscle, so necessary to exercise in order to write, has grown stronger, more limber, more expressive.
And while writing is also a necessity to me, something that I'd do lonely and cooped up in my room, in front of this screen, having you as the "audience" has been invaluable. Thank you.
And now, before I really start to wax silly, I'll sign off with today's Carol of the Day. I went to an Episcopal prep school and every Christmas the choir did Lessons and Carols. The first carol always began with one soprano in the back of the darkened church singing this. It still sends chills up my spine.