After reading an interesting discussion over on Blogger.Ed that started out about how competitive bloggers were and turned into people sharing the reasons why they blogged, I decided to share with you the reason why I blog
I’ve said before that the reason I blog is to record my children’s childhood for them (and for me) and that one day, I hope to print the whole thing out and give a copy to each of them. Before I blogged I made memory booksfor them and I do update them from time to time aswell but my main record is this blog.
I became slightly obsessed with keeping a record of things when Miss Frugal was a toddler, when my brother died of Cancer.
My brother, Alan, battled mouth cancer for two years before he passed away in 2004. During these two years he had several operations on his mouth and had to have part of his jaw bone and tongue removed which meant he couldn’t talk properly or eat anything solid, it also meant that he looked different and people stared at him wherever he went. He was so determined that he’d beat it though and after his first operation, he even started to train to be a nurse. In fact not long after he had died we got the results from his course and he had passed with flying colours – we were so proud.
Alan was never the studious type and it was only when he had cancer that he seemed to discover his love of writing and he wrote an account of his Cancer journey that was published here – it’s called A Story for Ryan and he wrote it so that if he didn’t make it, his son would have something to answer the questions he would have when he was older about why his daddy wasn’t there. He also wrote a piece that I’ve published before on here.
Watching Alan spend as much time with his son as he could, trying to cram a lifetime worth of memories into such a short space of time made me so thankful for my baby, which is why I started her memory book. Alan never even knew that I was pregnant with Master Frugal as I found out just after he was taken into the hospice, we hadn’t told anyone at that point and it didn’t seem right to tell everyone while he was so ill. I did tell him though, just before when I went to say goodbye to him the day that he died but he was unconscious so he never really knew.
When Master Frugal was born, he got a memory book of his very own too and I religiously kept them both up to date until I discovered the world of blogging. My blogging has led to a love of photography and I now capture everything on camera too. I always carry my Flipcam and one of my camera’s (I have three now!) with me to make sure I never miss anything.
So there you have it, the reason why I blog – My children.
(By the way, if you haven’t visited Blogger.Ed yet you should really pop over – it’s great ;-))