June 3, 2012

Wherein I Call it a Blog

Friends (and you have been friends!),

When I started blogging six years ago, I had no idea what an impact it would have in my life. I've made friends - near and far - who have been a lifeline to me during some difficult days. I thank you so much for your encouragement and support.

There have been many times during these past six years when I've wondered if my little corner of the internet has been relevant or particularly useful. This back-and-forth has worn me down. I think I've said just about everything I can say here.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life, and for being part of mine.  Perhaps there will come a time in the future when I'll return, but for now it's time to lay this blog to rest.

Melissa


9 comments:

His Girl said...

I feel profound (and probably selfish) gratitude for the fact that you had this blog for this long. Without it, how would I have met you? Though you and this blog, God changed my walk with Christ- and for that I am truly thankful. Will miss you over here but am super glad that our friendship will endure.

KimS said...

You are very encouraging to me, Melissa. I'm so thankful our paths have crossed.

Staci Eastin said...

Yes, thanks for your encouragement.

Teresa said...

Melissa it's going to be sad not reading your posts, they were very encouraging and hope-filled. I am so thankful I got to know you and meet you last summer in DC. God's blessings in all that you do. Love you!

Persis said...

I'm thankful to have met you in real life as well as via your blog. Hope to stay in touch with you on FB, and we need to meet for lunch sometime!

Lisa notes... said...

I hope it's okay to say I'm sad about this; I will miss you. But I also want to say that I admire you for laying down something that you don't find useful (although we might disagree!). It's been a blessing knowing you and I'll still stay subscribed here in case you do pop back in occasionally!

Leah in Iowa said...

Oh, Melissa - I feel the very same way! Sometimes I feel like the only reason I blog is to put an apology out there for not adding a post in forever! Very lame. Wonder if my better blogging days are done as well. Glad you're my FB friend, and that I still have your email address so it's not a permanent farewell!

Love to you!!

Becky said...

I will miss your blogging very much. you have always encouraged me and for that I am grateful.

I love you very much, Melissa!

Lisa writes... said...

While I certainly understand and support your decision (you're my friend; how could I not?) there is that part of me that is sad. How incredibly grateful I am for your blogging and my blogging and our blogging to then cross paths at some point and thus your blogging and my blogging making us not merely blogging friends but real friends too! Who but the Lord?

Friends we remain, apart from the blogs we may or may not author. So thankful for you, friend, and for your determined obedience to all that the Lord would ask of you!