Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Update

I have had the hardest time trying to figure out what to write about lately. I think it's because of an anonymous comment that I got on the blog a few weeks ago. This person stated that I was ungrateful and complained all of the time. When you try to post daily, you're going to have a lot to talk about. . .good and bad. I've always tried to post very honestly and I guess it came back to bite me. Now, I'm very hesitant on what to write so as not to be called ungrateful. I know, I shouldn't let one little comment still bother me, but it goes against everything this blog is about. I want it to be uplifting, I want it to help people and share about one of God's great miracles. Has it been a tough 2 1/2 years? Yes. Do I wish I didn't have to go through all of it? Yes. Have I struggled emotionally and physically? Yes. If I could have, I would have taken my children's place. . .I would have traded their hospital stay for my own if only I was given the chance. If only. . . .

10 comments:

Megan B ♥ said...

I remember that LAME comment and it would be a real shame if his/her insensitivity and unfair/incorrect perspective changed the essence of this wonderful blog by blunting your honesty and confidence. He or she is out to lunch and obviously doesn't understand or appreciate your life or your message. Keep on keepin' on, my friend. This is YOUR blog and you say whatever is in your mind and bursting to come out your little fingers. Only those who care matter. (I might delete the "anonymous" commenting option, however...)

Shea said...

I got your back Jodi! Imma beat somebody up!

Justine said...

Your blog IS uplifting! Don't let one persons horribly skewed opinion get to you! You're a great Mother.

Stacie said...

I'm sorry that this comment has made you feel like you cannot be honest in sharing your thoughts.

You are right. We all have good days and bad. And, as this is your blog - you should be allowed to blog about whatever you want. You should not be made to feel like you are restricted in sharing.

I know your heart and I know that you are very grateful for Olivia, your miracle. I also know that you are grateful for every milestone that she has achieved.

This blog has been an amazing way to document your life with your family, so do not feel the need to change what you write about to fit someone else's ideals.

Tricia Nugen said...

I've read your blog for about 2years now, I've always found it uplifting. I'm amazed at your amazing ability to always be so honest with complete strangers. I think you are and amazing person and coragous for sharing it all with us. Complete strangers. It always brings me back to center, makes me appreciate how fortunate I am. It's like a little bit of yoga for the soul. That's what blogging is about. Emotional healing. At least for me. There will always be nay sayers but don't let them get you down. Someone has to be the bad apple in the cart. The fact that I'm a Wellington girl who enjoys reading about the happenings back home or close to it helps too! I say keep it up. I'll be happy to have your back right there with Shea!

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Jodi,
I don't allow annoymous comments on my blogs. People are ugly and will be mean when they don't have to leave their name or info.

You are honest and part of being honest is the hurt and grieving that still affects you. You are human and allow people to read your daily struggles, happiness, hopes, and feelings. Don't let someone tell you that you are wrong for being human!

Olivia is so precious and she is doing so well! Keep it up, mama! You're doing a great job!

Anonymous said...

One opinion isnt worth 2nd guessing yourself on what you choose to blog about. This is your Blog and there are no rules that it has to be jumping for joy every post. I love coming here and reading and seeing all the neat pics. Youre great, dont let anyone take a thing from you.

Amanda said...

Agree with all the other comments.. but I hear ya... I feel the same way sometimes about what I can blog about... but personally?! I LIKE to hear someone complain, or tell that their life isn't perfect ALL the time, every once in a while.... lol..some of the blogs I follow about their perfect life, and perfect children, bore me to tears! lol.. I try and mix mine and tell a frustrating story every once in a while too! :) your great.. keep bloggin girl :)

MURRAY BUNCH said...

Doesn't just about everyone wish that they could be more positive on a daily basis? I sure wish I was, but I don't think anyone with any sense about them should be making comments like that and I am sure that is why they hid behind the name of anonymous. You have had a lot to deal with and I am sure that this person probably hasn't and, instead of being grateful that, they have taken it for granted and I feel sorry for her/him. Luckily for you, the things you have been faced with have given you that gift. You will not take a moment with Olivia for granted and if you know that in your heart, who cares what anonymous thinks. I say lets treat anonymous as his/her name implies....unacknowledged.

Redheaded Mama said...

Don't change yourself or your blog to try and meet other people's expectations. This blog is about the truth of everything you've gone through.
I've never read a single post that seemed ungrateful. You have had tired, frustrated and fearful days, but haven't we all?
I wish I had the gumption you do to manage to post every day. Heck, I can't manage to post once a month, lol.