Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's my Blogoversary
Today marks the one year anniversary of "Erin is Love" and it's truly been a labor of love. It's been my honor to share stories about my beloved friend, her adventures, achievements and our relationship over the years. This blog started from a place filled with much love but also sorrow and pain after the passing of Erin; when she died everything I cared about did too and when I state that nothing mattered I mean absolutely nothing. Stricken with grief I began writing nonstop and haven't stopped since; tribute articles to Erin were published by Savannah Morning News and Bark Magazine while poetry, children stories, etc were jotted in notebooks. Pouring my emotions onto paper helped to soothe the ache and offered hope while seemingly everything else failed me but life was still a daily struggle to survive until passion was found in the most unlikeliest of sources.
A few days before Christmas I sat in a local coffeeshop with my hat pulled down low in an attempt to hide the flowing tears from those in the holiday spirit; this was my first Xmas without Erin and I truly felt all alone in this world. The art of blogging was foreign to me but the lure of starting a tribute blog proved too strong thus I dove in head first and on that day "Erin is Love" was born. This blog was created to honor Erin and the many lifes she touched over the years; I've thrived to always be respectful as she deserves nothing less after what she did for so many. Every post about my friend brought us closer, filled me with immense pride, and helped to ease the grief that had taken its toll upon my life. My first blogging year has been rewarding on so many levels while exceeding my wildest dreams...Nothing makes me happier than to sing the praises of Erin and my little ole blog provided the platform for me to do just that while probably saving my life in the process.
Sharing treasured memories while freely expressing my emotions has brought sunshine into my world and much thanks goes to you...My fellow blogger and friend!! The support and positive feedback from folks who have experienced similar losses or gained inspiration from my years with Erin has been remarkable; it's a good feeling to know my words comfort those whom are suffering while others find our relationship anything but the normal dog/human bond. We all undergo setbacks in life and are presented with difficult circumstances but it's also an opportunity to grow as a person and I've certainly done that over the past year via "Erin is Love." My posts will continue for the foreseeable future as this journey is far from over and hopefully I can continue to entertain, inspire, and tug on the heart strings.Thanks to all for allowing me to unburden my heart and become a part of your blogging family...I'm eternally grateful for each and everyone of you!!
RIP Erin!! Daddy misses you very much!!