Top 5 posts of 2011

A lot of bloggers have been sharing lists of their favorite or most popular posts from the year. I liked the idea of taking a look back, for myself more than anything. It was nice to review my posts and see what all I have been writing about this year; it brought me a nice sense of accomplishment.

One of the reasons I picked the posts I did was because I felt they give the reader a sense of who I am - and share important information about my family. If all you were to read were these five posts, I hope you would feel you had gotten to know a bit about me.

It was difficult to pick just five, however. But I decided 10 was too many. Time is not something many of us have much of. So here are just a few of my favorite posts from this blog this year, in chronological order:

Tradition - I wrote this back when I was regularly participating in my writing group's weekly meme. I realized in reviewing this year's posts that I miss it. I've been so busy since launching the Take the Pledge Campaign that I haven't had the opportunity to jump in. Perhaps a goal for the new year will be that I get back on that horse...

The places we'll go - Not only do I love this post, I love the moment it captures. It was one of those moments you simply can't plan. If you tried, it wouldn't end up nearly as well. But when something just happens, there's a magic to it. And those magical moments make the difficult ones far easier to deal with as a parent... 

Able to exhale - This is a post I wrote while participating in The Platform Building Campaign this fall. It was a great way to get to know some new writers, and I enjoyed flexing my writing muscle by participating in this challenge...

Say what?! -  The most popular post I have ever written on this blog. It captures a moment many of us would like to avoid if we have the opportunity. But it also shows me I am being the kind of parent I want to be. It makes me laugh. It makes me proud. It gives me strength to deal with more of these types of conversations...

A joy beyond measure - One of the things I blog about often is my daughter's struggle with speech. Search on my blog using "CAS," (Childhood Apraxia of Speech), and you can follow her journey. But this recent post shows how far we have come. It hasn't been easy for any of us, but we have much to celebrate...

So that's it. My year in review. It's been a good one. We are very blessed. But I'm not quite finished. I'm going to throw in a bonus post. Since social media has been such a significant part of my life this year, I want to share this post about the relationships I have developed.

THANK YOU for reading The Writing Revived this year, and for being my friend! All the best to you in 2012! I look forward to seeing what it brings us all...

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