Six in Internet Years Makes This Blog Older Than My Dog {Special Deal}

When I started this blog six years (!) ago, I was looking for community. I desperately wanted to discover that my everyday loud, crazy life was normal.

I wanted the comfort of knowing we weren’t the only accident-prone family who had a frequent shopper card at the ER.

I wanted to connect, to spill out my heart and most of all, I wanted to find you.

I didn’t know when I hit publish on that first post half a dozen years ago, that it would change my life. I didn’t know it would bring out the dormant writer in me and I would have never dreamed it would give me the opportunity to connect moms here with moms there.

I’m glad I didn’t know how beautiful or how scary life would be for this introverted momma.

And around this time of year, I like to pause and celebrate this space with you.

My little girl is six. She feels really big, but I’m old enough to see she’s still a baby. But my dog is also six and she’s starting to sleep a lot more and leak urine when she’s excited.  We all know six in dog years is really more like 42.

I’m *this close* to 42. Do you see where this is going?

Blog years are like dog years and so let’s just hope the rest of us don’t leak, okay?

So, dear ________ (insert your name here), thank you for reading. If you didn’t, this would be a diary and not a community.

To help us celebrate, Dayspring is offering this very special, very good deal on one of my very favorite pieces of art, Rejoice in Him – Sculpted Art Panel to my readers:


FOR ONLY $6 each. It’s enough to make you get excited (resisting the urge to make another urine comment):

I love this (heavy) carved, beautifully painted wooden piece of art! The Rejoice wooden panel regularly $48 and you can get them for nearly 87% off (affiliate link included). These would make a fantastic gift for teachers, friends and family this upcoming holiday season.


Plus, if you spend over $50 at Dayspring, you get FREE SHIPPING. If you purchased 8 of these, you could clear out your shopping list early! The coupon will be valid for two weeks- Monday, September 30-Monday, October 14 at midnight CST.  There is no limit on how many your readers can purchase. Here’s the coupon: WATFbirthday6

So,  happy 6 blog years to me and to you!

And thanks for being such a big part of my life.


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    Tara says

    Congrats on 6 years…I think I’ve been “here” at least 4 and maybe more. I appreciate all you do – you are a blessing!

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    Congratulations! I’ve been reading for so long I can’t remember how I heard about your blog! It was before I started my own blog and even before I had FACEBOOK!! Can’t believe it. You’re inspiring and honest and I love reading your posts – happy 6 yr anniversary!!

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    Amanda McKee says

    Just ordered some awesome $6 Christmas gifts! Thanks! P.S. I have loved reading your blog! Thanks for being so willing to share the good and the bad!

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    Congrats on 6 years!!! I love your blog and I definitely look forward to each post that I read. Thanks for starting out 6 years ago. I have been blogging for a little over a year and even though I don’t feel like I’m reaching anyone because I rarely get comments, I see that I have page views so I know someone is seeing and although they may not reach out I may be inspiring them and it keeps me going. Thanks for being inspiring and for sharing with us all! God bless.

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    Congratulations on the 6 years of life of this blog! I definitely enjoy reading you, learning from you and sharing bits of your life and love for the Lord. 😀 May there be 6 and 12 and a lot more! ^^

    God bless you, your family and this blog. <3

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    Jill says

    Thank you so much for writing and sharing your life with us. I’ve been reading your blog since you went to Kenya the first time, and I loved you immediately. I find I’m often quoting you in my conversations!

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