Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Blog's 100th Post And My Positive Counterpoint



We are celebrating, that's for sure!

When I began blogging, I thought this day would never come. One hundred posts were way beyond reason!  What in the world would I write about? How would I ever get to ten posts, let alone 100? Who would ever want to read what I have to say? What did I have to say?  I thought if I ever did make it this far,  I would stop and retire the blog. I would have had my say! Well. here I am at this big milestone!

So many things have changed for us. Married a long time means things could become mundane or way too predictable. Enter ttwd/dd and all becomes new and interesting. We have rekindled our sex lives and love it a lot. Lingerie has once again become very important  especially when Jack is peeling away those lacy essentials. Jack's loving boot camp continues to smooth out the upcoming times away. We have real and true peace at home. Jack loves how mellow I have become, how I submit to him and lean in. I relish pleasing him and he pleasing me. He takes care of my grouchies and smooths things out.

I especially enjoy how we communicate with one another in low, quiet voices. Jack is quick to compliment how I respect his decision making and he respects how we jointly problem solve without heated debate or argument. I have become a better listener and work daily on not interrupting as we discuss things.

Jack holds the authority and welcomes me as his partner. It is a wonderful way to lead into the next years of our marriage. We are back to laughing, loving and enjoying one another. I have read through the blog and can see the changes that have occurred in both of us.  I am more submissive and he appreciates that. I am more agreeable leaning in to his decisions for the most part.

As I mark this milestone, I am not sure what will happen next here. What more is there to say?
The journey has been worthy even though it has been painful sometimes. We have found our way and it suites us well. We appreciate your company on our journey.

I am not sure what will happen next, but I thank you for your support and comments. Happy # 100 !

Meredith

A postscript counterpoint as there are some things I must say to my readers,

It is easy to be negative when things aren't going your way. It is mean and unkind. When bloggers decide to go private, the comments made on their blogs are written by the same people over and over again. Unless you really aren't blogging at all. Being negative in commenting is wrong. If a person has a bone to pick, email the blogger. It is the polite thing to do. In my own defense, I have never made a unkind or harsh comment on any blog.

My "behind the blog" statements always direct those of you who choose to write so we can get to know one another better.

I want to assure my readers that I do sincerely appreicate those who take the time to write, ask questions and stay to become friends. Many of you are now on journeys of your own and five of you have become bloggers that I enjoy. Women need friends in this lifestyle and as I have said before, we need to support and encourage one another. The friends  I have made are real and important. If you do not like how I manage my blog, please discontinue reading it.

Meanwhile, I celebrate a full year of ttwd/dd blogging and getting to know so many of you on this 100th post.







Thank you, L for your big search!

25 comments:

  1. Nice having you here. 100 posts doesn't seem possible - time does fly.

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  2. I'm glad you're here, Meredith. And what do you do now that you've hit 100 posts? You keep going. You look forward to 150 and then 200 and so on! I'm sure there are many who look forward to seeing more of you. :)

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  3. MERE,,,,congratulations,,wow 100,,good for you,,that is worthy of praise.
    Hope you go for 1000

    L

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  4. Happy 100!! So glad you're here, and I can't wait to see where your journey goes. Thank you for your friendship and all your support.

    Lots of love!

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  5. I am a new reader here, but congrats on hitting 100 posts! I already enjoy your blog very much. :)

    xx brat

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  6. Happy 100th post, Meredith! Congratulations! If it weren't for you, my husband and I wouldn't be where we are today...things are much sweeter, kinder, and gentler in our home. He is in charge. I am happy to follow. He listens better. I use a respectful tone. The kids even notice that something has changed.

    Meredith, it's because of your "behind the blog" emails with me that I have learned so much about being the kind of wife that my husband always wanted, but I wasn't willing to give. You gently showed me the benefits, mostly through your example, and I was hooked.

    Then you walked me through the discussion with K and gave me much encouragement in every step of those early days, you and I hardly knowing one another at the time. You have continued to encourage both of us through the journey. Thank you!

    You write so well, and I can't wait to read each new post. Here's to 100 more...and many more loving days of harmony for you and Jack, as well as for K and me.

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  7. M.... Congratulations on your 100th post. You have shared so many wonderful words of wisdom for all of us to learn from. Posting is a wonderful way to document your journey so that you can look back and reflect on where you were and where you are now. You and Jack have found your way and know what works best for you two. For us to be able to read your blog is a privilege and an honor as you have shared the ups and the downs of your journey. You have eloquently stated many hard facts as they are and the solutions that you both found that work for you in order that we can determine what may be possible solutions to similar issues we face. It is clear you write from your heart, with passion and with honesty. It is because of this that keeps me engaged in the real life of TTWD/DD lifestyle. So, perhaps you will lessen the frequency of your blogs, but hopefully you will choose to continue on so that many more will benefit from your wisdom. Wishing you and Jack the very best.

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  8. Congratulations on 100 posts! I have read them all and really think everyone has found your blog helpful. Amyee

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  9. Congratulations on your 100th post!

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  10. Wow, 100 post! Congratulations Meredith!

    Blessings,
    George

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  11. Congratulations on your 100th post Mere! You and Jack are doing great. BTW...Post what you want when you want. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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  12. Hi Meredith, congratulations on your 100 posts, long may they continue :)
    love Jan,xx

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  13. Hi Meredith, I'm sorry I only just found you! Congratulations on your 100th post, that is a great milestone! Look forward to continuing reading here.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  14. Wow Mere! Congratulations! Such an awesome achievement - both in the quantity and in the quality. I hope that you keep posting - I love reading about you and Jack - and all that you've learned and how you've grown - and especially how happy you both are with ttwd in your marriage.
    hugs,
    Cali

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  15. Hi Meredith! :) Wow! 100 posts! Congratulations! That is wonderful!!

    Thank you for sharing with us as you and Jack have moved forward, learning things that have benefited your marriage or helped you to grow. It is so interesting but I have learned that one or two things, written with heart, can touch a single person and make an incredible difference to someone's life. Anyway, your words are appreciated.

    Life has been so crazy lately so I have not been very good at being a regular reader anywhere around the land. I am always in catch up mode. When I have passed through here, I have left with a sense of the love that you two have for each other. It is a wonderful thing! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  16. I really enjoy your blog. I'm here to read whenever you write!

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  17. Congratulations on #100! So exciting! I have so appreciated your blog and am thankful for your presence in this community. Thanks!

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  18. Woot!! Congratulations, Meredith. :) It was this blog and just a few others that made me consider bringing up TTWD with my husband. I've written to you before, under the name JJ Stars. I recently started my own blog as well. Thanks for allowing me to follow the journey of you and Jack!

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  19. I add my congratulations. I always enjoy your posts. Jackie

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  20. Congrats Meredith! Its amazing what this type of change can bring, ins't it?

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  21. Congrats Meredith 100 posts is a big accomplishment! You are right, if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all-if you have an issue handle it one on one-it's shouldn't need to be something done back and forth in comments-it's like the people who feel the need to air their dirty laundry in Facebook or Twitter etc, it's a very immature way to go-hope you don't have to deal with many mean comments.
    Love,
    Scarlet ; )

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  22. Hey!! I just found your blog. Great post.

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  23. Congrats! Great post!

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  24. I'm late to the party but congrats on your 100th post! I love reading every single one of them. Thank you for all that you do for others behind the scenes.

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