Sunday, April 22, 2007

5 Blogs that made me think...

Ok, my turn to tell you more about those blogs that made (and still do!) me think. I've only been blogging for a very short time, (still got lots to learn) and it gives me a warm, appreciated feeling that Pamela Jeanne thought of me when she tagged her 5 nominations.

I've linked my favorite post from the nominees to their name, and their blog is linked through it's name. My 5 choices are:

1. Pamela Jeanne at Coming 2 Terms. I don't even feel slightly guilty of tagging her back. She played a major part in convincing me to start my own blog, even though she isn't aware of it! When I first read her blog, it felt as if a huge weight was lifted off my soul - here was someone almost in the same situation as I am, and she feels the same as I do! She has a wonderful way with words, and has a special gift of putting feelings and emotions into words. Thanks Pamela Jeanne!

2. Tertia at So Close. I'm not even remotely in the same category as Tertia when it comes to blogs, but hers was one of those that helped me out of the gutter and into the blogosphere. Because she is a fellow South African, her blog has a special place in my heart. She has published a book on her experiences through IF and now has two beautiful children. Go read her blog and the story of her journey, it will touch your heart.

3. Mrs. S at Worrier/Warrior. Her post about waiting on the platform touched me so deeply that I sat crying for a long time, reading and re-reading it. Many of us try to put our emotions into words, and then once in a while someone comes along who has that magic touch in explaining our feelings to the outside world. Thanks S, and I'm so glad you're back!

4. Solitaire at Sarah Solitaire. When I first read her blog, I asked myself "Why?" And then I thought, "Why not?" She's courageous, different, daring, and doing something I'll never have the guts to do. She said: "I don't see the point of life without having children. I really don't. Any life without children in my future is a shadow life." It's still amazingly wonderful whenever I stumble across my thoughts in someone else's words.

5. Mands at The Secret Garden - Infertility. Mands is another fellow South-African and I loved her post on being promoted to the level of Veteran Infertiles. (She helped me find Princess Smartypants!) It's comforting to know there are a whole bunch of IF's from my country in the blogosphere. I wish IF on no-one, but it hacks away at the feeling of being alone on my side of the world.

Well, these are my nominations. Thanks so much to all of the above mentioned women for touching my heart and my soul with words that have been in my mind for a long time. Your blogs are favorite visiting places when my world starts wobbling again.


Pamela Jeanne said...

It means a great deal to know that I've somehow managed to make a difference. Wishing that we were all a bit closer in proximity. It would be great to meet in person.

Bumble said...

Hey there, I found you though Pamela Jeanne. Lovely to meet another SA blogger, she's right, your posts are soul stirring. I'll be checking in on you...