It's true what they say about time flying by while you're having fun as I find it extremely hard to believe that it was two years ago today that I sat down and wrote my very first post - "How I Got Here and Where I'm Going - Maybe!" - that began my journey of Are We There Yet??
Since then I've gone through several template changes; learned that there was a huge Blogosphere out there made up of some truly wonderful people; had the opportunity to meet some of those truly wonderful people in real life who turned out to be even more wonderful off of the page; subscribed to 75 fantastic blogs in my Google Reader; improved my photography skills; and shared the ups and downs of my life with people who have given me hope, encouragement, support, love, and laughter. And those things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact blogging has had on my life.
This post is #1,111 for me and even though I had mentioned to Mags this past weekend that I hoped that for my blogaversary this post would be that number, it wasn't intentional that it turned out that way. Instead, it was because of yet another very sad Line of Duty Death in Florida that it turned out to be that number. Even though those posts get sadder to write each time, I feel I owe it to those fallen officers and their families to acknowledge their sacrifices. It's the least I can do given the circumstances. Since I began doing them at the beginning of the year, I have written 23 posts honoring 59 brave men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty as law enforcement officers - 23 posts that I would rather never have had the chance to write. Had this been post #1,088 rather than #1,111 I think I would have been happier but alas, such was not the case.
Anyway, enough sadness for now. This is a celebration and there's cake to be had for what's a party without a cake?!?
In closing, I'd just like to say to the 85,556 visitors (at the time of this post) to my blog - thank you for stopping by and for being a part of my blogging experience; it's been a great two years and I'm looking forward to the next two as I continue to ask Are We There Yet??