Today is My 1st Birthday…My Blog’s 1st Birthday, That is!

The twins asked for matching Angry Bird birthday cakes, so I made 6 cakes in a matter of a week.  Two blue, three red, and one yellow Angry Bird.  This was my fave -- a lemon cake, even though I am a chocolate girl!

The twins asked for matching Angry Bird birthday cakes, so I made 6 cakes in a matter of a week. Two blue, three red, and one yellow Angry Bird. This was my fave — a lemon cake, even though I am a chocolate girl!

Yep, today is my first blogoversary!

It has been one year since I first entered the blogosphere.  One year since my very first post, Yep, I’m a Cancer Patient.  One year since I first sent my thoughts out into world for everyone to see.

The thing is, I never expected anyone to see them. I didn’t tell anyone about my blog or where to find it.  So I thought no one would.  I thought this blog would just be an online diary of sorts, a memoir for my kids.

And that’s it.

To this day there are only a handful of people in my offline life who know about it.  I almost said in my “real” life.  But that wouldn’t be fair to you or to my blog.  What you are seeing, what you are reading, is my “real life.” In fact, you, dear reader, have been privy to more of my experiences and thoughts than most people in my “life-life.”

With you I have shared my joys and my sadness. My valleys, my peaks.  The waiting.  The worrying.  The hope.  The FEAR.  The beautiful.  The ugly.  The pain.  The LOSS.

And so much more.

You’ve laughed with me and cried with me.

Your beautiful comments have helped me celebrate the good moments — and have lifted me up through the most difficult times.

Took this photo at the boys'  District Art Show.  The quote says:  "My life would not be complete without my friends and family. I don't know what I would do without them all."

Took this photo at the boys’ District Art Show. The quote says: “My life would not be complete without my friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them all.”

So it is you who deserves a celebration on my blogoversary.  It is you who has spurred me along and encouraged me to write and to share, when I felt like it — and when I didn’t.

And it is you who deserves my gratitude.  Thank you for reading, liking (even when some of the content seemed unlikable!), commenting, following and sharing…

I feel like a VERY lucky girl!!  Well, aside from the cancer thing, of course!  😉

If this is your first visit, welcome — and click HERE for a good place to start.

First anniversary stats for those of you who like math:

-226 wonderful followers

-15,300 views

-1,100 (exactly!) comments

-95 posts

And cake, for those of you who prefer baked goods!

I asked the boys if I could share their cakes with you and they said, "Of course!"  They looked at me like I was nuts, but they were happy to give you all cake!

I asked the boys if I could share their cakes with you and they said, “Of course!” They looked at me like I was nuts, but they were happy to give you all cake!

THANK YOU!

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40 thoughts on “Today is My 1st Birthday…My Blog’s 1st Birthday, That is!

  1. wow, you never did share those cakes with me, and they really do kick ass! cake boss watch out 🙂 makes me hungry- good thing i bought a cake mix yesterday!! i still think you’re crazy but you make some good cakes. love you.

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  2. What a wonderfull way to celebrate this event! The cakes are incredible. You have an amazing artistic talent.

    I’m so glad I found your blog. It helps me in many ways to deal with my own situation.

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    • Your comment means so much to me… Thank you SO much…
      And I’m glad you like the cakes!
      I’m also glad to have found your blog. Your posts encourage me to embrace my feelings — even the unsavory ones. You’ve helped me to be more honest with myself about how all this cancer crap actually makes me feel. And I’m grateful for that!
      Thank you!

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  3. happy blogaversary! I wish that I had the honor to know you in person, I think you are a very strong lady.. I noticed that some of your posts date back to 2010, is this when you first got your cancer diagnosis?

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  4. Happy Blogaversary to one of the most inspirational women I “know.”. Your boys are blessed to have you for their Mom.

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  5. Yay!!!! I can’t believe a year has gone by already. It’s been wonderful being part of your world. As for your Angry Bird cakes, they put my patriotic cake to shame. You’re one creative mama! Congratulations lovely lady! 🙂

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  6. Congrats and happy blog birthday! It’s funny how it’s somehow easier to put our most intimate thoughts, fears, and worries in such a public place, but I totally get it. I’m much more comfortable letting it all hang out on my blog than I am telling friends or family that I’m scared or mad or in pain. So glad we have our blog friends with whom to spill it all.

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  7. Dearest Leisha. Many congratulations on completing your first year in the blogging world. It has been a tough year and you have shared your highs and lows with those of us who are able to find time to read your thoughts and fears. Despite all your own problems, you also manage to read a comment on other peoples meanderings. You are an inspiration, a wonderful Mom and a truly good human being. Not only that, but you also have the ability to make great cakes – ‘awesome!’
    May you keep on blogging for many years to come. I look forward to reading forthcoming installments and to seeing next years cakes. Love and all very best wishes from across the pond. Chris xoxoxo

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    • Wow, thank you so much, Chris! I am moved beyond words by your kind comment. I wish I could express how much your words mean.
      I’m sure I will revisit your comment on the dark days when I need to be uplifted.
      Thank you so very much, Chris. With my warmest wishes…. xo

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  9. It is a joy to follow your blog! Congratulations – you give us all courage and hope. Your posts are fresh, honest, compassionate and totally you. We are a community that cares deeply and sincerely.. I am celebrating your anniversary and that we are sharing a conversation.

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