For those of you who aren’t convinced about the wonders of blogging, I thought I’d share a few of the most touching posts I’ve come across by some truly inspirational and awesome bloggers – some heartbreaking, some with a lesson to be learned but all well-written and always with a personal story to tell.
Grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and get reading.
ABOUT LOSS [WARNING: these will make you cry]
Motherhood Mondays: Nice Baby Boy by Kate Suddes
Kate Suddes lives in Portland with her husband Jimmy and daughter June. She gave birth to a stillborn baby boy named Paul a year ago today, and she shares her moving story on A Cup of Jo.
The Babies Kennedy: The bassinets half-full by Lauren
From expecting twins to coming home with only one, Lauren writes beautifully about their sad loss and new beginning.
The True Story of a Seven Year Marriage by Leah Harrod Rupp
Leah shares what with her son, “the sum of what I hope he learns about loving another person. Before you can make high towers, it’s best to build a good strong base. It comes from laughter, empathy, forgiveness, accepting the other person’s struggle, and knowing yourself. But sometimes without knowing it, you build too high and too fast. Things get shaky and start to wobble. There is always a way to rebuild if you’re willing. Always new and different blocks to try, always time to take a few steps back and build the bottom stronger.”
Marriage isn’t for you by Seth Adam Smith
Seth shares an important lesson from his Dad, “So I’m going to make this really simple: marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy.”
A love story in seven parts by Amber Nouveau
This is the sweetest love story. Read about the proposal first and then go back and read parts one to six. Parents are always right.
ABOUT PERSONAL STRUGGLES
Depression is a friend, not an enemy by Conor Cusack
Conor describes depression and his experience of getting through it. “It permeates every part of your being, from your head to your toes. It is never ending, waves and waves of utter despair and hopelessness and fear and darkness flood throughout your whole body.”
Suicide isn’t the answer by Matt Fraction
And they all say the same variations this: “I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable—except for having just jumped.”
ABOUT BEING YOURSELF
Oh Little Me, it’s Okay by Courtney
Courtney offers this advice to young girls “make your way in this world, and you’ll be surprised at how many follow, inspired and impressed by the the path you created.”
Have you found any you want to share?