In August of 2006, I had implusively started this blog, and went to a family Baptism party, where a number of my cousins scoffed at the idea that someone would read what I have to say.I have long been the family 'religious fanatic', and to them, I seem so odd that they couldn't imagine my religious talk interesting anyone. I felt embarrassed at my audacity to think I could develop a following, and abandoned the project.
Until six weeks later, I attended an Indult Latin Mass, and in the coffee hour afterward, I had a fateful encounter with Alice of Cottage Blessings. I casually mentioned I had started a blog, and Alice immediately began to encourage me. She asked me what type of blog it was, and I couldn't even remember, it had been so long. She promised to read an comment upon my posts, and the thought that at least one person out there, besides my mother was interested, fueled my enthusiasm, I posted for the first time, and the rest is history.
Thank you Alice. Remember, those of you who feel that you have nothing to say; if you have a love for our Holy Mother Church and Our Lady and Our Lord, and can write a coherent paragraph, your voice is needed in the blogosphere. I have successfully encourage the following bloggers to start blogs.
The Divine Gift of Motherhood by Elizabeth
Sr Marie de Mandat-Grancey by Lorraine
In God's Image on Long Island by Dennis
All these wonderful blogs were started from a friend encouraging a friend.