. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Anonymous

January 9, 2012

Anonymous


I read this blog post the other day: E Tells Tales and I keep thinking about it.  
Elizabeth asked her readers what their New Year's resolutions would be if they could write them anonymously.  What their most secret, personal goals were for the year.  
There was an unbelievable amount of comments with readers' personal struggles and desires for the new year.  I think this is a really interesting idea and I had a few thoughts about it.  
I think it's great because it is allowing people to share their secrets, and maybe it's a step in the right direction for them to be honest about what they need/want.  
But I also think it is a little sad.  What if this is the only time they've shared their secrets?  As I was reading through some of them I was wishing I knew who they were.  Some so I could give encouragement too, but a lot so I could tell them I was going through the same thing.  I read so many comments of women who were hoping to get pregnant this year.  I read blog after blog of women who are pregnant or have kids, and can't wait until that is me.  I'm surrounded by friends who are pregnant or have young children and am ready for that phase of life.  My husband and I are about to start fertility treatments that will hopefully get us pregnant.  I tell my friends and families what I'm going through and what my hopes are for this year, and hope that these women do too.  I just wish I knew who some of those women were so I could tell them that we share the same desires for the year and that I'd like to know about their struggles.  
I think honesty and sharing is such a valuable thing, but without someone to share back I think you're missing the most important part.

2 comments:

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing your heart. I hope that someone comes into your life that can be your encourager to have faith because they've gone through the same.

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love you and I am so proud of you for sharing your heart. I wish I could take the waiting and the pain away.., but even tho I can't I hope you know you are not alone.