Hi everyone! As promised here are some photos of my beautiful mother in her garden. In case you missed the last post showing you the sign I painted for her and telling the story of how she made her way to Boulder, you can read it here.
I have been reading a lot of posts lately from fellow bloggers about their relationships ending, or how they are not sure they want to continue blogging after their children get older, or how people have been saying very hurtful things to them in comments. All this has got me thinking about my own internet presence and how it might evolve over time.
Right now it is easy to come here and share my life because for the most part it is really good right now. I have a loving and healthy family, a kind and respectful husband, and a safe home. Of course my life isn't perfect, but it's not hard for me to accept the bad with he good. I wonder if I would be so willing to document my everyday life if I wasn't essentially happy, I hope so.
Mostly I just wanted to say thank you to my readers. I have been hugely blessed with people who come to manzanita and leave the sweetest and most supportive comments, and I know that this can not always be the case. I am not sure how I would react to people leaving rude or mean comments. I hope that I will just accept that is something that comes with putting yourself out there. I don't really know where manzanita will go in the future, but right now it is a place for me to come and share my projects, my business, my photography, and any other thing that might inspire me. It means the world to me that some of my actions reach people who I have never met and might inspire them to try something new and creative. Thank you everyone for being so sweet!