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Monday, December 16, 2013

Last post about Joash

When I first started this blog, I knew that I was taking a risk in exposing too much about my family, especially my children, to the whole wide world. Yet, it is a wonderful way for friends and family who have little opportunity to catch up face-to-face to know what's going on in our lives. And when we do get to meet up, we actually don't need to catch up from scratch, helping our precious time together to get into deeper stuff because of the existence of my blog. 

This blog has also been my main way of keeping my brains alive, sorting out my thoughts and preventing me from forgetting many important things. There were many moments when I read back on my previous posts and gained a new perspective on things. It helped remind me of lessons learnt and made me count my blessings and see how God has led me over the years of my homemaking journey. There were even times when other people, strangers and friends alike, found what I shared online helpful to them.

The children love looking at the blog posts whenever I show them to my mum each time we visit her. She is not used to accessing the internet by herself so I have to do it for her. It also helps my kids to talk about their experiences with my mum while we go through the posts, enhancing their relationships.

However, I'm not so sure if the children will appreciate having their private life made public this way beyond their preschool years. With that in mind, I've decided to stop blogging about my children once they reach P1. I figured that they might not want their friends in school to read about what their mother thinks of them currently. They will also not need me to remember things about themselves by age 7 anymore for they can do so on their own. There is also the danger of people with ill intentions to make use of what I share here for their own evil purposes.

With Joash entering Primary school, he has not only graduated from preschool, but from this blog too. I will no longer mention about him unless in passing. The moment Joram also reaches this same stage, will also be the time I will upload my last post on this blog. By then, I will most likely keep a journal offline instead.

It has been such a joy parenting my firstborn. I pray that he will continue to use the gifts God has granted him to benefit others and eventually be a blessing to the nations.

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