Something I love the most about blogging (besides the relationships I make and the people I meet), is being able to read what my fellow bloggers are writing. I am amazed almost everyday by the beautiful photos they take, the outfits they put together, and most often, how they have opened up their lives to us. I like reading the good and pretty and fun parts, but a truthful and raw post that shows REAL life is what tends to stick with me the most. Here are the five posts that have really resonated with my lately:
1) The Freckled Fox/ Cancer
This post has broken my heart, because it reminds you that life can throw anything at you and circumstances can change in an instant. To say I was devastated to read this post is an understatement. I still am. To see young family with so much ahead of them have to deal with cancer and all its repercussions is mind boggling to me, and I would do anything to make this family feel better and not to have to go though this ordeal. All I know is this, go home and hug your husband, or children, or mom, or friend. Life is short and full of the worst surprises sometimes, and I am constantly thinking of Emily and her husband, and hoping against all odds that this whole nightmare ends up being a small speed bump in a long life. To help Emily and her husband, you can read this post and donate to help with medical costs.
2) Hello Mess/ An Apology to Mothers
I loved this post because of it’s pure honesty. It talk about making a mistake in judgements and deals with choices being taken away from you as a mother, and how others judge us for it. It was raw and honest, and the best kind of mothering post, in my opinion.
3) Dancing With Ashley/ “So, are you going to try for a girl?”
What I liked about this post was that I have asked this of people before, innocently of course, and it opened my eyes. I think when you see someone with two or more of the same gender children you automatically think, “Hmm, I wonder if they will have one more and try for the boy/girl?” I think it can be an insulting way of saying, “You must not be happy with all boys, or all girls.” I know some people are open about trying for a certain gender, but others are just as happy having all of the same kind, and I’ll think twice about innocently asking this again.
4) Oh So Amelia/ Life Lately, Separation
I’m not a super regular reader of this blog, but a lot of her writing catches my eyes and I know she is always really honest and open with her readers about her life. This post in particular caught my eye, because she opened up about splitting with her husband and detailed how it came about and why. I love getting an inside look into people’s lives. I mean, that is what blogging is, right? This post was real, and talked about things most of us would try to hide. I applaud her for her honesty.
5) Chasing Davies/ Graphic Print
Finally, I just really liked the options Megan gave us to wear this (Amazing, I need it NOW), two piece look. The graphic print of the skirt and top is exactly what I love, and Megan always has the best way of putting looks together in a new and fresh way.
Tell me, what have you read lately that has really struck a chord with you?