200th Blog Post

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This week I accomplished one of my New Year’s goals; I published my 200th blog post. It still surprises me that I’m even writing because I’ve never enjoyed it until now. Now I can’t wait to get to my computer in the morning to write down another thought or memory.

With WordPress, the blog platform I am using, I can see daily statistics as to how  many people view my posts. The story that has been viewed the most so far is The Sutherland’s Unconditional Love, which has been ‘Liked’ on Facebook more than 1,400 times. I think that’s crazy.

For the first time in my life I feel I can share my crazy thoughts and not be intimidated as to what others may think of me. What I never expected was the tremendous love and support my family is witnessing because of it. Even though I love watching to see how many hits I receive daily, it isn’t the best part. The absolute best part is reading your beautiful comments or letters. Your written words inspire me to be strong every day. Because of all of you I am coping with this disease and living much better than I ever thought possible.

My biggest acknowledgements go to Mark and Corey for their encouragement and help. If it wasn’t for them this blog would never have worked.

Thank you everyone.

I love you.

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19 thoughts on “200th Blog Post

  1. Just sorry that I came so late to your blog! I feel so blessed by your insights and authenticity.
    Much love to you, Rosie, and your inspiring family,
    Denise

  2. Congratulatiions on your 200th blog. As we say you are our Church; your courage is very inspiring and your blog reminds us of what is important in life. We love you and all your family – Mary and Dave

  3. Rosemary,
    I wake up and grab the computer to see if you have a new blog! You are an inspiration to everyone. Love Jill

  4. Your show amazing strength and courage Rosemary. Kudos to your caregivers. I know how taxing that can be, but then again, your not Doug! You probably dont get quite as crabby as he can. Right now his fever is down and he is as cranky as he can be, intubated and sedated.

  5. Aunt Rosemary I love to read your Blog eveyday, I have a friend I work with her friend was diagnose with Als and I tell her about your blog and how u inspiration to a lot of people and she thought that was great , She hope her friend is like u on Als aunt Rosemary I love u

  6. Rosemary, you are truly amazing. You are helping so many people to appreciate life, with all it’s joys and tragedies, by the way you continue to find the up-side to your devastating disease. There is such love evident in your writing and it is so real. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. It is a privilege to know you and your family.

  7. Rosemary, your writing is so moving that I don’t know how you ever thought you weren’t good at it! It helps me because I feel that I’m with you. I miss you a lot and I’m going to start planning a trip to see you guys. Ron and I loved spending time with you in Colorado, but the Florida trip was even more special. We felt closer since there were alot of similarities in our lives, including our lives “before”. Love to you and Mark and we are anxiously awaiting the baby’s arrival!

  8. Reading your stories and memories has brought me such peace in many ways. I laugh, I cry, I smile, I gasp (your Solo trip story).
    It has helped me stop and reflect on my life also full of stories and memories. So many different lives we touch and are touched by.
    Thank you for sharing your strength .

  9. 200 Blogs !!!!! Kudos to you girlie !!!!!! First and foremost please keep blogging!!! I look for your post everyday. I love to read what you write…….it is my daily food for the day. You’re an inspiration to us all who read your blog. Your writing is a gift and you are so good at it Rosemary. Thank you for your insight, inspiration and letting us inside your world. I love you and pray for you daily :) Congratulations on your 200th Blog…..that is truly an accomplishment. Hugs

    1. I could not have said it better myself!!!
      We are cheering Rosemary & Mark, and their family, from this amazing BLOG. Thank you for sharing!!

  10. Congrats on your 200th post and reaching your goal! I love reading your words and have shared your blog postings with many of my friends and family. Every time I read your entries I say a special prayer for you and your family that includes a special thanks for Corey’s encouraging you to write your beautiful story. The gift you are giving us all is priceless. Thank you!

  11. WOW, Rosemary 200 blogs! Just think 200 inspiring thoughts to over thousands of people. Thank you for sharing you’re amazing endless writing talent, it is gift to all of us. This picture of you at Watson Lake in AZ. brings back a lot of memories of a wonderful trip. Watson lake is a hidden jewel, as beautiful and unique as you. We love you.

  12. You are so loved back! Rosemary I don’t think you have a clue what a inspiration you are to other people. I like to think that if I were in your place I would be as brave, honest and funny as you are but I don’t think I would. I wish the best of everything for you!

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