BLOGGING MEMORIES OF LIFE

About 1 year ago, Veronica gave me a journal book and suggested that I write down my thoughts on a daily basis and she would do the same. That way when either one of us died, the other would be able to read the journal and have something that was written by the other. To be honest with you, I really did not have the interest or drive to sit each day and hand write how I felt, my thoughts of the day or what might be bothering me. Call my lack of interest whatever you want, but let's call it what it truly was....laziness and boredom. I really don't like sitting and handwriting anything down on a daily basis....I find it really boring. My handwriting is atrocious and my thought process does not blend well with handwriting everything down, especially when trying to compose something so that it reads like I had put some sort of serious thought to it. I originally started my blog so that I could journal what I felt was meaningful to me, throw in a few personal thoughts, some tidbits of humor, some photos for good measure and share it with all of you. But as my blog has grown over the days, weeks and months and looking back on it's growth and content, I have discovered that I was actually doing what Veronica had asked me to do but in a format that I enjoyed doing and one that is so much better than the hand written journal method ...instead of being one dimensional, now we have something that is multi-dimensional.I do enjoy people visiting my blog and I don't mind sharing portions of my life's journeys with you, but at the end of my days, this blog is truly for Veronica. One of these days after I have left this world and you feel alone or sad or just want to reminisce, with me in your thoughts....Veronica....with the snow lightly falling outside...with the fireplace crackling....put on your warm jammies and pour yourself a cup of our favorite coffee...not too much cream for you, so unlike the way I enjoy it...lol... find a comfy couch to sit in...and let's take that walk down memory lane together. Just like this blog, I will always be here...awaiting those special visits from you....where we can be together again. Love Always......Rick

54 comments:

Kathy said...

♥ This is the sweetest post. Veronica is a very lucky lady.

Ahana said...

Hi,I am new to blogger..I happen to read ur article now..i felt that i should really appreciate u.. ur article is simple in words with a lot of freshness in it..good luck..

LuCy [[x]] said...

First comment...
I really get what you're coming from. I started my blog for the same reason. Mine is quite shallow and teenage though, but I get deeper the more people read. I could never seem to hold my concentration on paper so my only chance was online. And there started my blog.

Well...Blog of note, well done.
If you have time, check out mine?

Lucy
....best wishes

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

That is what LOVE is all about!!!! Im such a romantic and if you was to ask anyone that knows me I am always seeking out those people that you can just see are so in love with each other. Seems to be something that isn't always very easy to find, but when you do wow it takes your breath away. Veronica is very lucky to be able to share this journey we call life with you, enjoy it and never ever lose what you have!!

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Hi,

Nice post..infact eh way its dedicated to veronica was touching
is veronica your best friend..???
eventhought if she isnt,it makes no difference cuz many people enter our lives who change our lives in no matter of time.
so she is one of yours....
All the best..
keep writing....

Tanna said...

Awesome post! I am a sucker for a good love story! Thank you for letting us share in yours.

Inge' said...

What a lovely way to express yourself! I really like the scene you set for her. So personal just for her as it should be.

Congratulations on being a "blog of note"!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

That was absolutely beautiful. I pray that you and Veronica have many more memories to make together!

henzy said...

i just welled up a little, that is that sweetest thing. Congrats on becoming a blog of note.

Barbra joan said...

When I found Veronicas' blog and read a few things she said about her husband I knew right away that you have a special relationship. I knew that because my husband and I are very much best friends, we've been together for a very long time.
Now that we're older and have time, each morning we have our coffee in the living room and share our thoughts, whether its something past , present, or future, its a wonderful time of the day. Your both blessed to have each other and when your older you'll find yourselves having morning coffee, or tea and sharing your thoughts with your best friend.
Art Heart

Nathan said...

Me and my last gf had something we did called the 'redbook' where we wrote down whenever we got angry at each other, and swapped the book every week. It really helped to sort out arguments, sharing your feelings is paramount to keeping people together

Wutinthesamhill said...

I'm completely new to blogging. I really enjoyed reading yours. I look forward to hearing what other sweet things spill out!

Rachete said...

This is a good post...I agree. Wish I could write as well.

http://racheteapaintersdiary.blogspot.com/

dsk said...

congrats on being a blog of note

Alli Cee said...

Rick! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have another spam recipe, but I have to find out what this one ingrident I use is called before I can share it. Anyway! I am having a little hard time reading your blog due to the background color and the font, but I will attempt again later :)

Thanks,
Alli

Alli Cee said...

Rick! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have another spam recipe, but I have to find out what this one ingrident I use is called before I can share it. Anyway! I am having a little hard time reading your blog due to the background color and the font, but I will attempt again later :)

Thanks,
Alli

Tattooed_angel said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww! *sniff snigg* :)

Lourisa said...

Love it! Glad I ran into your blog.

PopeElmo said...

Wonderful post !

Penny said...

Carmel. My mom loved that area so much. She would have been 90 this year. I was 8 or 9 the first time we went up the coast to San Francisco. Thanks for the memories. Blessings, Penny

FaerySarah said...

this is beautiful!

Breezy said...

This was the first blog I decided to follow...I'm new to blogger..I joined because I wanted to vent everyday life out with anonymity but also publicly. This post was cute :)

Pisces said...

Wonderful post. I started blogging yesterday, once again after I left it for over 3 years. I must say that if you had written it 3 years ago or i had read this post 3 years ago .. you would be my blog and life idol

Peace - Pisces

*Super Star Sumz* said...

Hi,
First and foremost, thank you for visiting my blog - as you ca probably tell from the single post, I am new. But there are many more blogs to come.
I read 'Blogging Memories of Life' while I was in my office this afternoon and I have to say that the sentiment behind your blog is commendable.
As someone else [Kathy] said, Veronica is definately a lucky lady and I look forward to reading more.
Take care :-)

Lucy said...

This is beautiful and so true. I guess I never thought of it that way, but it's great.

I would always love to keep a written journal, but I just sort of forget. Hopefully one day I can look back on my own blog, and others can look too, to remember how I used to be and what life was like in 2009!

Lamma Helwa said...

That was really very sweet!

I don't know how r u doing with Veronica or where she is, but if possible try reading it together and talk... even u will be surprised by what u have written

keep the good posts coming

Cheers!

Bryan said...

This is a very nice blog!
If you don't mind me asking is Veronica More then just a friend to you?

Barry said...

Now that was a wonderful post.

Congratulations on becoming notable, I'm exceptionally happy for those who now get to discover your blog.

athina said...

This is sooo sweet.

tYaN said...

I have a different motive to start a blog... but I HATE the ppl just want to put adsense.

kanmuri said...

That was so touching! You brought tears to my eyes!!

Alli Cee said...

Rick this is such a sweet post! It made me almost want to cry! I tried to become a follower on your blog because I would love to read about your stories with your wife! It gives me hope that there are genuine (hope i spelled that right) relationships out there in this world and that the word "LOVE" STILL exist!

raynz said...

This is beautiful and heartwarming. Very romantic indeed. Sorry to intrude.. lol. I think Im gonna make one like this also.

Lana Bardot said...

What a wonderful entry!
It is amazing how the simplest things can mean the most at times.
Thank you for sharing such an intimate moment with us.

SnowBall said...

Reading your post...make me feel something strange in my chest. I don't know what it is...but it made me feel something sweet throuhg your words...

LordZedrick199 said...

wow! i don't know what to say'... that was sweet'

KALI said...

wow! its so sweet!!!
veronica is so lucky to have you, but im sure ure luckier...
your words simply expressed how happy you are :)

and, thank you for visiting my site too!

RileyScott said...

Hey man. i liked your blog. I know the feeling in regards to the writing with pen and paper. I could never get the hang of that. I just started a blog about my life too. So it was good to see that I'm not alone in the blogosphere. Your dedication to your wife was very sweet, and it seems like you two are very close. I look forward to future posts.

your new follower

-Riley

Mad Scientist said...

I am also new to blogger and a baby when it comes to blogging or writing anything of note down, but you have captured your sentiments perfectly.....
Its a beautiful agreement you both have...

Muznah Umar said...

This touched my heart...

moonshin said...

said you hate it first...but you still try it anyway...nice blog you got here. Veronica's lucky to have you and you are lucky to have her.
i am rootin' for both of you! lol

Ray said...

So sweet. =)
I started blogging with my own decision, just to share my worlds with other people.
But yeah, blogging has been wonderful for me.
The power of words is touching, isn't it?

MultiMenon said...

wonderful post rick..first timer here..well written words whose depth is very much centered in veronica..she's a lucky lady and blogs of note,great!! :)

moretothegirl said...

hi ric! thanks so much for leaving me your comment, it made me decide to keep up with the blog and maybe some more people might take the time to read it also.
keep up the good job with yours :)

kree8the_unthynkable said...

I love this entry! I just wanted to give you props. =)

Lagrima said...

I think that your blog is very interesting...you are writing your life...your history...your dreams...For me it is very important...because of the life is the most experience in the world...My blog will contain all the most things importants all my life...my remembers...my scholl...my house...any photos of mine...many things importants for all over the world.
I hope to life you my blog...many regards from spain...Have you ever visited to Spain...Can you speak spanish...I hope that you understand me...thanks.

Lagrima said...

thanks for visiting my blog...What about you it? What is the most post you like? Tell me...REGARDS. FROM GALICIAN

Anonymous said...

This post brought a flood of tears and really touched my heart!!

sandybeach said...

Thanks Rick for allowing us all to read your thoughts and comments. Real.

~Erin~ said...

Great post there. Veronica is pretty lucky.
Your blog makes me crave hot chocolate!

Destino said...

i´m portuguese,so sorry if i made some mustake in the things i want to say. You are a precious person whit lots of corage. congradolaitios for the corage... i hoppe you can win this cancer... thats from te heart.. vera

Sari said...

Thanks 4 leaving your comment:)
Here's another we started to jointly help orphans, children, etc :)
maybe you like it too.. and like to follow it.. thanks :)

chelz_f263 said...

Romantic story... But, I can't read all. Luck for you!

Lady P said...

My Dad passed away only 1 1/2 years ago, cancer of the bladder, and even though he was terminal, he fought the good fight all the way. But I really don't think he thought that he was going to lose - if you know what I mean, and so I really honor why you write what you write for Veronica - I wish I had such words of connection and comfort from my father on many a day. Thank you.

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