Much Ado

This is my 700th post. But before you congratulate me, you should know that I've been putting it off for over a week. I have contemplated if there should be giveaway because that's what we do when we reach a milestone in blogging. But is 700 a milestone? 500 is a milestone. 1000 is definitely a milestone. 750 might be a milestone but I just can't make up my mind if 700 is something to raise hoopla about.

As with anything that we bloggers put our minds to, I figure that if 700 is a milestone that this post should have some "muchness" to it. But what should that muchness be? How do I determine to make this post different? I've had lots of ideas...

On KLOVE yeserday they were asking listeners to call in if someone blessed them over the weekend. So yesterday I was going to write about how you all have blessed me through blogging. On Sunday I was having lunch with my mom and we were talking about the miraculous healing of my sister. So I was going to post about miracles and how God has healed the relationship between my sister and I during the time that I've been blogging. The day before that I was shopping and found all sorts of things to use for creating. I was going to post about how bloggers inspire me to be more creative... even when I feel dried up. On Friday I caught a precious moment with my 12 year old son. I was going to post about being captured and honored and near tears as we both sang along to a praise song on the radio.

It's only now as I sit here putting it all in front of me on the screen that I'm realizing that you and blogging have permeated my everyday. All that I do becomes a topic for the blog. Every moment is a possible post. Every photo I take is with you in mind. I'm not alone in a homeschool victory or defeat any more. Every book that I devour in the quiet of the night... I dog-ear the pages that I want to share with you. When I'm awake, praying in the night, I know that one of you is out there doing the same. It's because of your presence here that I put some extra thought into my day... choose to make lovely not just make due... remember that I'm held accountable... that it's all a gift from God... that blog friends ARE real friends.

YOU are the muchness of this blog!


  1. What a sweet post. We are glad to be a part of your blogging. Carla

  2. How lovely & well put my friend...just perfect! I love being part of your muchness & having my own blog I completely understand. Blessings & congrats on 700!!!!

  3. Congratulations on #700!
    You actually have a "giveaway" each and every time you blog, a giveaway of a little piece of yourself!
    And we all appreciate it so...... :)

  4. What a thoughtful, beautiful, heartfelt post. Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration you give every day. Keep up the great work!!

  5. ...first, Congratulations on your 700 posts! (I still think 7 is one of God's favorite numbers!:) ~ and second, I personally am so inspired by your spirit and everything that flows from that, I want to thank you! You have truely been given a gift and am so thrilled to be able to look at your reflection! xo, Rosemary

  6. So well said! I love what you said about making lovely instead of just making due, that is what blogging has done for me also. I find so much inspiration from bloggers like you that I feel compelled to create and make something beautiful, even if it's something simple. Congratulations on your 700th post and please continue to bless us with more! Theresa

  7. That was perfectly said. That was a gift to me, so that I can be nudged in another direction through my day, perhaps changed in a way that will last a lifetime. To think on your words, to make a difference, to praise God for my blessings which are many and often. Thank you for the gift of your heartfelt words. They will go a long way!

  8. 700 is a grand number. Sooo glad miracles abound in your life... and it is another miraculous muchness to recongnize them. Thanks for being a blessing to all of us out here in blogland!
    p.s. Thankssss so much for the Feb. spot :)

  9. A wonderful post Polly ... I think 700 is cause for celebration and you've captured it perfectly!

    Thank you for doing what you do and making everything you put a hand or thought to lovely...


  10. congratulations on the 700! Love dropping in for a visit!

  11. What more can be said, you have hit the nail on the head about what blogging is. Knowing that there are others out there that think like we do. We aren't alone.
    I love following all you share.
    Congratulations on healing moments and special times.

  12. Happy 70th Polly
    There is always so much too say when it comes to our weekly Blessings. I love that you give Witness to God in your blogging! Yes he does speak to us through others,especially through creativity! Its how we like minded women are moved the most! We can't due life alone...we all need each other. You got it just right!

  13. What a beautiful and touching post. Absolutely love your blog! LaurieAnna

  14. Congrats on 700 post! A milestone for sure. Love your blog and it's an inspiration to me. Here's to 700 more.

  15. Congratulations on your 700th post.
    Blogland is a wonderful place where we share our lives and anything else we feel like sharing.

  16. ...and you Polly are the muchness as well...such a beautiful and inspirational post! thanks for spreading your loveliness and never making're the real thing and I'm honored to be called a friend!

  17. If you just turned 700 that surely would be a grand milestone so why not 700 posts? I think you deserve to relish in this for a bit as we are enjoying your beautifully worded post above.

    I sometimes think that blogger friends are even more real than the friends we have in our everyday life since bloggers seem to be able to share their soul with so many!

    God Bless you for your blogsite and all of our beautiful sentiments.

    From just one of your forever blog buddies!

  18. Woops I meant: "God Bless you for your blogsite and all of **YOUR** (not our) beautiful sentiments.

    just a silly lil typo

  19. Happy 700th Polly! I am beginning to understand that it isn't the number on the post that is a big deal, although 700 posts, wow! The thing to celebrate is the way blogging broadens us. Teaches us new things, allows us to teach others. Yours is a great blog and I have watched it change and grow over the last few years. You have come a long way since the beginning. Congratulations again on all your growing and sharing:>)


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