Thursday, March 28, 2013

And the winner is...Us!

    First of all, I want to say thanks to everyone who got on and voted for this blog of mine.  Thanks to your kind persistence I now have the top Fatherhood Blog of 2013 according to About.com Reader's Choice Awards.  Many of you have asked me what that means.  That's about it, a nice title. There is no big monetary prize, no fame or celebrity status.  Just the satisfaction that I was noticed and nominated and that I have lots of good and supportive friends who got our and showed their support.

     What it has done is encourage me to get back to blogging more.  I like writing and sharing what I write, but honestly it takes time and I don't always have a lot of spare time to write.  I have been motivated to get back to the keyboard.  Writing is how I sort through issues that are on my mind.  I write for myself.  It helps me sort out what I'm thinking and lets me look at my thoughts from another perspective.  It also lets me put into words the things I want to tell my kids someday.  They may never ask my advice, but I want them to be able to get some of it in the future when they decide they want a helping of it.

     So thanks to you all for your encouragement to get back to writing, to keeping this blog going.  It is an honor to have so many people take the time to read what I write.  I hope you keep coming back and I hope you find some of the things you find in this blog thought provoking, enjoyable, or entertaining. 

     I have slowed down my writing over the last couple of weeks because I have Family Practice Boards looming over my head.  That's the once every 10 years test that determines if I am a competent doctor.  On April 19th I have to sit through an 8 hour, 370 question test over everything I have ever learned.  I've been preoccupied with studying.  I think my fathering and husband skills are getting a little neglected as well.  I'm pretty grumpy and on edge the majority of the time these days.  All I can say is that I can't hardly wait until this is all over.
 
    Caleb and I are excited that out bees are arriving in the next couple of weeks.  Our beehives are here and ready for their new occupants.  I look forward to posting about our new apiary adventures and I'm sure I will have some metaphysical musings inspired by the bees. I'm sure you all can't wait.