Friday, November 16, 2012


There was a time in my life, when I wrote about everything.  I had journals and I filled them.  I rejoiced. I vented.  I wrote everything in my journals.  Some of the pages were tear-stained.  Some probably had chocolate dripped on them.  Once a journal was full, it was tossed aside, rarely to ever be looked at again. 

And, then my son was killed in a tragic car accident.  I had never felt such raw emotion.  But, I could not journal it.  I thought I had lost my ability to write.  Six or seven years later, I began to write a little again.  It was very rough and I could not edit it after I wrote something.  I would shut down.  I longed to write and write well.

After Marc and Nicole first came to Honduras, they both started blogs.  I enjoyed reading them, especially while Nicole was in Europe.  Both Marc and Nicole encouraged me to start a blog.  I boldly proclaimed, "I am not about to share my thoughts for the whole world to read."  Not that I thought the whole world was interested, but anything I wrote in a blog would be there for the whole world to read, if they chose to do so.

When we decided to move to Honduras, I decided I would start a blog, mostly so that my mother would know what we were doing.  But there were the people that send money each month that needed to keep up with as well.  Marc wanted to name my blog  Santa Ana View.  I did not want my blog named.  Terriltindall was sufficient for me.

Today, is my 1000th blog.  That is hard for me to believe.  From the person that was not about to share her thoughts for the whole world to read.   This week alone, I have shared some pretty personal thoughts and emotions. 

This blog has become therapy to me.  It doesn't matter who reads it or who doesn't. 

Thank you for reading.  Thank you for encouraging me.  Thank you for sharing your comments.  I hope we continue to share the journey through this blog for a long time.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing. Writing has never come easy for me so I really enjoy reading what gifted people are able to write. I look forward to every new blog you write. love, Kim